Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has thanked two nurses for looking after her critically ill husband Derek.
During today's episode (December 17) of the ITV morning show, the presenter had an emotional conversation with nurses Kathleen and Karen, who both work at North London's Whittington Hospital.
Kate revealed to GMB viewers and co-host Ben Shephard that she didn't know they were the nurses who took care of Derek until recently, and that she hadn't been able to speak to anyone who helped in the early stages of his COVID-19 battle.
However, she finally got her chance today, telling the pair: "It's so great to talk to you because I didn't realise you cared for Derek at Whittington when he was first taken in."
"You saved his life," she said, adding: "I'm going to get emotional, so thank you so much."
Kate went on to explain: "I've never spoken to you because we weren't allowed to visit, it was a chaotic time, very often I wasn't given information from direct carers so thank you so much."
In response, Kathleen told Kate: "I was here the day he was admitted so we just want to wish you all the best from here."
Karen added: "It's been a difficult time. I think everybody acknowledges that, we are so much better this time around. Kathleen and I have been training everyone."
Thanking them again, Kate said: "You're absolute heroes, you're saviours for Derek and it's so wonderful to see your faces personally."
Derek was first admitted to hospital back in March after being infected by the virus, and he remains in a critical condition.
Kate has been providing updates on her husband's wellbeing over the past months, and she is hopeful that he'll recover.
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