COVID-19: Jo Whiley’s sister Frances leaves hospital and is isolating with mother and father at their house after coronavirus ‘nightmare’

Frances Whiley, BBC broadcaster Jo Whiley's sister, has returned home after being treated in hospital for Coronavirus Pic Instagram/Jo Whiley

2021-02-23 23:30:00

Jo Whiley’s sister Frances has left hospital and is isolating together with her mother and father at their house after the household’s coronavirus “nightmare”.

The radio DJ instructed her listeners on Tuesday night: “My sister has been very poorly…it has been one of many worst weeks of our lives, we practically misplaced her to COVID. It has been a really, very steep studying curve.

“I now have a a lot higher understanding and appreciation of all of the medical doctors and nurses and all people who works for the good NHS.”

Jo Whiley says she's 'living through a nightmare' waiting for news about her sister's jab
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Jo Whiley says it is ‘so arduous observing from behind a visor and masks’

Frances, who has studying disabilities and diabetes, was admitted to hospital with COVID-19 after an outbreak in her Northamptonshire care house.

Whiley, 55, has beforehand stated she was dwelling via a “nightmare” as she questioned why she was provided the vaccine earlier than her 53-year-old sister, who has the uncommon Cri du Chat genetic syndrome.

Whiley stated that simply 4 days in the past the household had been discussing palliative look after Frances.

She revealed on Sunday that her sibling had been provided the jab.

And now Whiley’s administration has confirmed to Sky Information that the 53-year-old left hospital in Northamptonshire late on Monday and is isolating together with her mom and father at their house.

On Tuesday night, Whiley started her Radio 2 present with a message of because of all of the medical workers and supporters and performed a track, La Bamba by Los Lobos, for her sibling.

She additionally posted a video on Twitter and Instagram of Frances giving a thumbs-up and a spherical of applause, and stated her sister “wish to say an enormous thanks to all people who has helped her, particularly the superb medical doctors and nurses of the NHS, and her many MANY well-wishers”.

She added: “It is arduous to consider we have gone from discussing palliative care on Friday evening to sitting on her favorite bench ingesting cups of tea.”

However she added they weren’t utterly out of the woods: “COVID has introduced with it additional issues.

“We’re now coping with worrying diabetes and hypertension points, and my mother and father are exhausted past perception.

Frances has now tested positive for COVID-19. Pic: Twitter/Jo Whiley
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Frances has thanked everybody who has supported her. Pic: Twitter/Jo Whiley

“It is so arduous observing from behind a visor and masks, helpless would not cowl it.”

She additionally renewed her name for individuals with studying disabilities to be prioritised within the vaccine rollout.

“Not everybody has been as fortunate as us,” she stated.

“So many have died or are affected by lengthy COVID as a result of they have been merely not protected.

“We have to present them that they aren’t forgotten and we care.”


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