This Morning host Phillip Schofield paid an emotional visit to Bristol Royal Infirmary to meet the team who saved his brother Tim’s life.
Phil shared an Instagram pic of him and Tim at the hospital. “When I walked through this ICU door in Nov 2015, our world was in bits and Tim was in big trouble inside,” he wrote.
“Today BOTH brothers stood outside with such admiration and thanks to the incredible team #BristolRoyalInfirmary,” he wrote.
He added another photo of his family with the medical staff. “Family ‘thank you’ visit today to the incredible team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary who fixed my lovely bro… our angels,” he wrote, alongside an emoji with heart-shaped eyes.
His Instagram followers loved the pics. “I am an ICU nurse, this makes me so happy,” wrote one. “Why I love my job, to see recovery at its best.”
Added another: “It’s wonderful that you’ve been able to thank the team personally and together.”
Phil took two weeks off This Morning in November 2015, when his brother was suddenly taken ill with heart problems.
Tim praised the paramedics, doctors and nurses who saved his life. “They are absolutely fantastic,” he said after he was discharged. “I cannot fault them one bit. The support I have had is unbelievable.”
“Even the paramedics came back to see me in hospital, just to see how I was getting on.”
Phil has previously spoken about how Tim was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in his late teens.
“He is seven years younger than me so it was a shock,” he said.
“As far as we were aware there was no history of the disorder in the family.” His mum was later diagnosed with the same condition.
Tim made a remarkable recovery at Bristol Royal Infirmary and was discharged in time for Christmas.
In December 2015, Phil shared a photo of the brothers together.
“The BEST Christmas present EVER, my brother TIM is home, faster than I ever imagined,” he wrote.
Phil also praised the NHS. “I’m truly humbled by each and every one of you and what you do,” he wrote.