Video: Surviving 122 days in Groote Schuur ICU with Covid

Winston Spencer Cogill is full of praise for the staff that saved his life

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Winston Spencer Cogill has survived Covid-19. He stayed in Groote Schuur Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) longer than any other Covid patient. He spent 122 days in ICU after becoming ill with Covid-19 pneumonia. During this time, the only people he interacted with were hospital staff. Although it was a very difficult experience, he is full of praise for the staff.

GroundUp first heard of Cogill’s experience in a touching interview with radio journalist Lester Kiewit on Cape Talk. Cogill said that he heard Kiewit say on radio that people are complaining about services received at local hospitals. That was when he decided to contact Kiewit in order to share his positive experience.

Update on 2021-07-26 10:34 Sadly, Winston died on 25 July 2021. Our condolences to his family, friends and the health workers who tried so hard to save his life.
TOPICS:  Covid-19

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