Professor Nick Hart is the director of respiratory and critical care medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, where the Prime Minister spent three days in intensive care earlier this year.
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The top doc has been fighting on the Covid frontline all year but last night the hospital confirmed he was in isolation after testing positive for the bug.
Mr Johnson and his fiance Carrie Symonds gave their son the middle name in Nicholas after thanking Prof Hart for “saving Boris’s life”.
Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born three weeks after Mr Johnson was discharged, and new mum Ms Symonds announced the middle name was after “Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Boris’ life last month.”
Prof Hart said he was “honoured and humbled” by the touching tribute.
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When he left hospital, Mr Johnson said: “I want to pay my own thanks to the utterly brilliant doctors, leaders in their fields, men and women but several of them for some reason called Nick, who took some crucial decisions a few days ago, for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life.”
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust said “We can confirm that Professor Nick Hart tested positive for COVID-19 and has been self-isolating.”
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