NHS staff went the extra mile to help a patient who beat Covid-19 celebrate her 90th birthday by singing with her daughter. 

Agnes Gallagher beat Covid-19 before having to be re-admitted to hospital with another issue, meaning she would spend her big day in the ward. 

Workers in the Larkfield Unit at the Inverclyde Royal Infirmary stepped up to make sure Agnes's day was as enjoyable as it could be. 

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Ward three allied health professional consultant Lynda Williamson said: “The whole team wanted to make the day as special as possible for Agnes, who is very close to her family. She is a great character and we wanted to help her enjoy the day as much as possible.

“Thanks to new iPads, the staff have been helping patients stay in touch with family via Skype. So we set up a special chat where Agnes was able to speak to her family including her daughter, who is also called Agnes.

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“Agnes and her daughter were also able to sing to each other – with Agnes Jnr standing well away and outside the ward. It was such a special moment.

“Agnes had a ball on her birthday and was singing away all day while wearing a big hat and “I am 90” badge.”

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Daughter Agnes Campbell said: “I want to thank the nurses for making it a really special day for my mum. We spoke on Skype and she was able to see her new Great Grandson Robert for the first time.

“I am so pleased she had a great day – the nurses told me she was singing away all day. They really did so well.”

Agnes herself said: “I had a great day and sang my favourite song that I used to sing to my lassies.”