Frank Lampard’s daughter rushed to hospital for fear of coronavirus
Christine Lampard opened up on the terrifying moment that she and husband Frank were told to take their daughter Patricia, 20 months, to hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Loose Women on Friday 8 May, Christine revealed she dashed her young daughter to hospital last week after she developed a high fever and a rash.
The 41 year old revealed, thankfully, how her little girl is fine, but detailed how the ordeal was “scary”.
She explained: “We were talking about how people weren’t taking their children to hospital because people were fearful and I remember thinking on that day “wouldn’t that be awful?” And typically last week we ended up in that exact situation.
“Our little one, this will echo with other parents I’m sure, basically woke up with a really high temperature and then your mind goes to some dark places about what this could be.
“But to cut a rather long story short we were told by our GP to go straight to A&E and it was the words I did not want to hear that day.
“I just assumed she would be given an antibiotic or whatever and she’d be fine, but being told you have to go to a hospital by a doctor is always really worrying, isn’t it?’”
Christine continued to tell her fellow show panellists: “We went anyway and typically only one parent can go in now because of the whole virus, so Frank went home and I went in with her and suddenly felt really alone, you think oh my gosh this is really terrible.
“But of course the doctors and nurses as we all know in the NHS, Chelsea Hospital it was, were fantastic and she had a rash and all the bits are very scary but it all turned out to be fine, and she’s great, and as I say I’ve cut a very long story short.
“But what I’m trying to say is people are feeling anxious about that right now, people hear it in the news “don’t take your children to hospital in case”, please just do it.”
Christine urged viewers not to avoid taking their loved ones to hospital because of the coronavirus crisis and reminded viewers that there is no need to worry about a necessary trip to the hospital.
She said: “I walked in and there was one other family in the waiting room, don’t try and decide what the issue is yourself.
“If you’re worried at all what I can say to you is that I have done it now and I’m so glad that I did and please, the NHS are still there for everybody else, it’s not just about coronavirus right now.”