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Parents of kiwi nurse who helped Boris Johnson enormously proud

Simon Barnett & Phil Gifford Afternoons

The parents of the Invercargill-born nurse credited by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for saving his life are overwhelmed by the international response.
Jenny McGee was born and raised in Invercargill and has been living and working in London for some time. She currently works as in the intensive care department at St Thomas' Hospital in the city.
Over Easter weekend Johnson, who has been in hospital for a week being treating for Covid-19. thanked the National Health Service and its staff - but singled out two nurses who stood by his bedside for 48 hours "when things could have gone either way".
He said Jenny from Invercargill "to be exact", and Luis from Portugal, were the reason that "in the end, my body did start to get enough oxygen".
Her parents Mike and Caroline McGee told Simon and Phil despite the whole family being overwhelmed with the attention, they're incredibly proud of their daughter and the whole NHS team she works with. 
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