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HEARTWARMING: Bushey 82-year-old donates meals to Northwick Park for saving husband’s life

 Published on: 18th May 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Michael Roston was admitted to hospital at the start of March after suffering with pneumonia and was at Northwick Park for almost two weeks after they initially thought it may have been the coronavirus.

After being released from hospital on March 15, his wife, Marlene, was eager to show appreciation to the staff at the hospital for caring for Michael, and decided to cook them 100 meals every week, 50 of them being vegetarian options.

The couple have lived in Bushey for 28 years and will be celebrating their 63rd anniversary at the end of June.

Speaking to BusheyNews, Michael said: “I was in a very bad state in the hospital. They initially thought it may be the virus, so I was isolated for five day in the hospital, but when the test came back as negative my wife could come and see me.

“She was highly stressed over the whole thing but she spent so much time with me, and now I’m feeling 95 per cent better she really wanted to find a way to say thank you to all the staff at Northwick Park Hospital.

“The staff there are so professional, very caring and obviously highly expert in their fields. Marlene is spending a lot of time cooking the meals but she’s a very energetic 82-year-old and has always enjoyed helping people where she can.”

Marlene goes over to the hospital every Thursday and lets the ward know when she is about to deliver all the meals such as sticky chicken with stir fried rice, beef casserole and pasta dishes.

The pair were both born in London and married in June 1957 and moved to Bushey where they live now in 1992. 

Michael continued: “I’ve told Marlene that she’s done enough now but there’s no way she’ll listen to me and stop. I am hopeful that we can all get back to some sort of normality in July, so maybe she will carry on doing this until then.”

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