A touching photo shows the moment a grandfather, 87, was escorted out of a hospital arm-in-arm with an NHS medic after recovering from coronavirus.
Ewart Lockton, from Manchester, had been battling the killer virus and pneumonia at North Manchester Hospital for two weeks.
But he managed to beat the infection and, wearing a face mask, was able to leave the hospital while being supported by a smiling member of staff.
Mr Lockton is now completing his recovery at home with his wife Phyllis.
His delighted granddaughter Sophie Edwards shared the news on her Facebook page, along with a photo of Mr Lockton.
She said: ‘We all need to hear some positive stories. This is my 87-year-old grandpa saying goodbye to staff at North Manchester Hospital where he’s been for two weeks with covid positive pneumonia.’
She continued: ‘He’s now finishing his recovery where he belongs, at home with my grandma!
‘Thank you to everyone for all their kindness and support through a difficult time and most of all…..thanks to the NHS.’
Thousands reacted to her post, praising the NHS staff for their hard work and giving their best wishes to Mr Lockton.
The 87-year-old’s friend Colin Davies also shared a picture of the recovered grandfather on Facebook.