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    Weʼve raised £16,007 to help contribute towards putting in place a negative pressure room at Lorn & Islands District General Hospital in Oban.

    Oban, Argyll, Scotland
    Funded on Friday, 4th September 2020

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    Hi, my name is James Scott and in March I was infected with a very severe strain of COVID-19 as was my mum. I almost died and unfortunately, after 17 days in hospital mum lost her fight against COVID-19.

    Oban's Lorn & Islands Hospital played a massive part in saving my life, so I would like to try and help Oban hospital by raising £15,000 towards a negative pressure room to help them fight the disease and save lives.

    A negative pressure room helps prevent infectious diseases such as COVID-19 from escaping the room and infecting staff and others. A machine pulls air into the room then it filters the air before moving it outside in an infectious free condition.

    Below tells my story in more detail, but I would greatly appreciate any donation you would be kind enough to give towards a negative pressure room for Oban's Lorn & Islands District Hospital.

    Kindest regards, and many thanks in advance,



    James Scott, 63, and his mum Jessie, 84, were both hospitalised on the same day after falling ill with coronavirus in Oban, Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland.

    For weeks, both fought for their lives in separate hospitals. Unfortunately, Jessie, 84, a mum-of-two and volunteer at a local charity kitchen in Oban, died on April 8th and was buried on April 20th.

    Unfortunately, only days later, James awoke from a Covid-19 coma and when he was finally well enough to talk to his wife Sandra on the phone, she broke the devastating news that mum had been buried two days earlier.

    Devastated James said;

    “The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital saved my life. I’m so humbled by what they did for me, and our family now want to raise funds as a special tribute to mum and the hospital staff at our local hospital where she died peacefully.”

    James finally got home to Oban after 38 days in hospital, his life – and that of his family – changed forever by what they have been through.

    With her husband now well on the road to recovery, Mrs Scott added:

    “We have been very, very, lucky because there are a lot of families being completely wiped out by this and we wish to help families that find themselves in similar by raising funds for lifesaving equipment which is so important for rural hospitals."



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    • Shi


      Jun 29, 2020

      Hi James, I'm sorry for your lost. Jessie had such a kind and caring soul and she will be dearly missed. Hope you are getting well too.


    • Anonymous


      Jun 29, 2020

      James glad to see you well again, sad news about your Mum.


    • Junior McKinney

      Junior McKinney

      Jun 28, 2020

      In memory of Jessie. Love, Junior & Molly McKinney and family


    • Anonymous


      Jun 27, 2020


    • Marie Muir

      Marie Muir

      Jun 27, 2020

      Lots of love Jim, Marie, James & Isla x x x x

    • Sylvia Bossard

      Sylvia Bossard

      Jun 27, 2020

      Wonderful way to remember your Mum


    • Ken Fraser

      Ken Fraser

      Jun 26, 2020

      So sorry to hear of your mum's passing James, but so glad that you have pulled through.Hope to see you back at Glensanda soon.BrgdsAll the Glensanda Pilots.Andy-Dave-Derek-Fred-Ken-Jerry-Tim


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    James Scott

    James Scott

    Oban, Argyll, Scotland

    Hi, my name is James Scott and in March I was infected with a very severe strain of COVID-19 as was my mum. I almost died and unfortunately, after 17 days in hospital my mum lost her fight against COVID-19.

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