Professor Hawking's Children Presented His Ventilator To A Hospital In Cambridge
The family of Professor Stephen Hawking donated his ventilator to the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, where he was repeatedly treated. In total, the hospital received six large bags of medical equipment, writes the Daily Telegraph.
Hawking purchased the ventilator in 2013 and used it until his death on March 14, 2018, said the scientist's daughter, Lucy Hawking. According to her, the device was small, it was attached to the back of the chair and it was not visible under the neckcloths, so even some doctors did not suspect that the father was constantly being ventilated. She also thanked the hospital for all the help that her father had received over the years.
Royal Papworth hospital accepts patients with a coronavirus infection. In this regard, its intensive care units have doubled their capacity and it has received additional equipment and ventilators from the National health system, the Cambridge Independent notes.
According to the latest data, 129,044 people were infected with the coronavirus in the UK, and 17,337 people died.