A GREAT-GRAN who is currently fighting coronavirus has celebrated her 90th birthday.

Jean Traynor, who resides at Mossvale Care Home in the East End of Glasgow, tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday.

On Sunday, the former nursing auxiliary, who worked at Stobhill Hospital, turned 90 years old.

The mum to five, gran to nine and great-gran to 13, grew up in Springburn and lived in Robroyston before being admitted to the care home in January this year.

Jean’s daughter, Jacqueline Baird, said: “My mum has got chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Alzheimer’s.

“We didn’t think she would have survived this far.

“The nursing home offered to keep her in rather than sending her to the hospital and we agreed that would be best.

“She is on a nebuliser and the staff are keeping a close eye on her.

“I can’t believe she is still well - it is unbelievable. I’m super proud of her, she’s my hero.”

The 57-year-old from Moodiesburn praised the care home staff who are working on the frontline.

She added: “The care they’ve given my mum is absolutely unbelievable.

“I feel rotten that care homes are getting bad publicity, so I just want them to be recognised for what they are doing for my mum and the other residents.

“They allow us to go to the window to visit and on her birthday, they organised a party for her and made a cake.

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“They really do try their hardest – they are fabulous.”

Before being admitted to Mossvale, Jean fell into a unit in her house and hurt her face.

Jacqueline said: “Me and my sister cared for her at her home.

“We had cameras around her house and one time she got up through the night and fell into a unit. Her face was a mess.

“She’s also fought pneumonia five times and had do not resuscitates.

“We were told earlier this year she wouldn’t make it and nine months later she’s still here - she’s made of steel.”

Visiting restrictions due to the pandemic have been hard for both Jean and her family, who have only been able to speak to her through the window.

Jacqueline said: “Before coronavirus she had family members in visiting all the time.

“It’s been terrible, it’s heart-breaking not being able to go in and see her properly.

“My mum was breaking her heart too; she’s never been without us, but the staff go over and above what’s expected of them – they are phenomenal.

“I have a brother in Canada and a niece in Singapore and the girls allow my mum to video call them on their phones.

“One of the girls, Michelle, used to be a hairdresser and she’s been cutting the residents’ hair because they can’t get anyone in to do it.

“She really does go above and beyond; she treats my mum like her own.”