COVID-19 survivor thanks KPH

Jamaica Observer January 17, 2022

Via Jamaica Observer

COVID-19 survivor thanks KPH
Sagicor commended for committing 2022 Sigma Run funds to hospital.

 Denzmore Harriott has a great deal to be thankful for, and he is crediting the health-care professionals at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for helping him recover from the novel coronavirus.

The 45-year-old, who has comorbidities, including high blood pressure and an enlarged heart, tested positive for the virus and was admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward at KPH in March 2021 for two weeks.

“After being in the hospital for the first two days, I started to feel very anxious. I was having severe chest pains and when I coughed my whole body shook … I was really wondering if I was going to survive this thing,” he shared.

Harriott described being on the COVID-19 isolation ward as emotionally draining, sharing that he even witnessed other COVID-19 patients succumbing to the disease.

“It was difficult being isolated and not being able to see my loved ones,” he said.

However, Harriott noted that as best as possible the nursing staff “do their best to make you feel at home…otherwise you will feel like you are on a deserted island.”

“The doctors and nurses are attentive… they were like angels from heaven. Being on the ward, you could see that there were others who were in more critical condition than I was. Nevertheless, they made every effort to check on me regularly and give me the personal care and attention I needed — both physically and emotionally. A hospital is not a place you would want to go, but while I was there, everyone took good care of me,” said Harriott, who had undergone surgery at KPH in 2018.

 

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