This week is mental health awareness week with the theme being kindness. As the country fights coronavirus, there has probably never been a more appropriate time to celebrate kindness and the impact it has on our mental health and wellbeing.
18th May 2020
Plus Dane tenants Arthur and Georgina Jacobs from Greasby have both recently recovered from coronavirus. Arthur who has an underlying lung condition was admitted to Arrowe Park where he fought for his life for 3 weeks. Back at home his wife Georgina was also really poorly fighting the virus while being frightened and anxious about whether her Arthur would make it. With true kindness, shown by their neighbours and loved ones and the staff at Arrowe Park Hospital they are thankfully both now on the road to recovery.
Georgina said “I would have gone under if it wasn’t for the kindness shown by my neighbours. I am so grateful to each one of them. They rallied around us calling to check on me, dropping food on the door step, even walking to Arrowe Park hospital to drop essentials to the nurses for Arthur because I couldn’t leave the house. I just knew that if I needed anything, no matter what time of the day or night they were there.”
Arthur was given a guard of honour from hospital staff as he left the ward having beat the virus and the neighbours from Circular Road, Greasby also clapped as they welcomed him home after his miracle recovery.
The couple are now looking forward to the birth of their great great grandchild later this year.