Doc Martin creator reveals his terrifying coronavirus ordeal father’s day gifts

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Doc Martin creator Dominic Minghella reveals his terrifying ordeal after being rushed to A&E with coronavirus and how thoughts of his family made him determined to fight for his life father’s day gifts

  • Screenwriter shares the horrific thoughts he dealt with while lying in hospital father’s day gifts
  • The father-of-four spoke of his fear of leaving his children without a dad
  • He praises staff at King’s College Hospital for their incredible efforts 

The creator of ITV show Doc Martin has penned the terrifying ordeal he faced after being father’s day gifts

Dominic Minghella, 53, says his symptoms were almost non-existent at first but by a week

he had lost his appetite, had a temperature of 38.8C and was so weak he struggled to hold a cup, he told The Observer.  

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On the 12th day of having the disease the father-of-four says he was rushed to King’s

College Hospital in London, where he quickly realised Covid-19 may take his life, but

thoughts of his family, including his daughter Rosa, 11, helped him pull through.

Dominic Minghella, who created Doc Martin and worked on BBC's Robin Hood, has shared his terrifying experience battling Covid-19 for two weeks

Dominic Minghella, who created Doc Martin and worked on BBC’s Robin Hood, has shared

his terrifying experience battling Covid-19 for two weeks 

After more than a week with Covid-19, the screen writer was admitted to King's College Hospital, where he says he was faced with the possibility the disease could kill him

After more than a week with Covid-19, the screen writer was admitted to King’s College father’s day gifts

Hospital, where he says he was faced with the possibility the disease could kill him father’s day gifts

He spoke of trying to write letters to his children and calling loved ones as doctors and nurses spoke to him at his hospital bed. 

The former Robin Hood chief show runner spoke of the professionalism of NHS staff, saying

it was exhausting to watch them deal with the flow of patients. 

Speaking on his thoughts at the time, Mr Minghella wrote in The Observer: ‘I’m determined

to fight, to try to live for my kids, my partner and my family. I’m brave and I’m going to be braver.’ 

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The writer would spend two days in the hospital, he told the paper how he struggled with

the idea of leaving his children without a father, while he continued to be monitored and tested,

Dominic Minghella created Doc Martin in 2004, the surname of the main character, portrayed by Martin Clunes (above) is Ellingham, an anagram of the Minghella family name

Dominic Minghella created Doc Martin in 2004, the surname of the main character,

portrayed by Martin Clunes (above) is Ellingham, an anagram of the Minghella family name

Mr Minghella, who was born in the Isle of Wight spoke of his fear of being taken to the

hospital’s dedicated Covid-19 ward, which he dramatically brands ‘the place where they die’.

After undergoing a CT scan and two tests, he was sent home, without fanfare, he says, to recover.  father’s day gifts

After two weeks with the potentially fatal illness, staff discharged the writer, he spoke of father’s day gifts

how he was escorted out by a nurse.

He writes: ‘I want to thank the staff. I want to hug them. But they barely look up from

their stations. I’m going they most definitely are here for the long term.’

He ends: ‘None of it is fair. To die without family close by. A hand to hold. Has death ever

been so lonely and bleak?’ ‘I want to thank the staff, to hug them, but there is no goodbye.

father’s day giftsCoronavirus intensive care units at breaking point as wards fill up 

I am going: they most definitely are here for the long term’  father’s day gifts

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