A mum who is unable to visit her daughter in intensive care due to coronavirus restrictions has launched a campaign to allow patients to see their loved ones.

Bible Wood-Spary has only been allowed to see her 22-year-old daughter Megan Pass once since she was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.

Megan, a care assistant from Bolton, suffers with chronic asthma and was admitted to intensive care last week after her health deterioriated.

Her mum has only been able to visit Megan once in hospital last Thursday, when Megan went into cardiac arrest after both of her lungs collapsed.

Bible and Megan and little sister Grace

Thankfully, Megan is now in a stable condition, but none of her family are able to visit her at Wythenshawe Hospital due to Covid restrictions.

The hospital's cardiology unit only has one iPad for 31 patients to share, meaning Megan can only speak to her family for 25 minutes a day.

Bible has since launched a gofundme page, to pay for more tablets for the hospital ward, so more families can see their loves ones in hospital.

Megan is now in a stable condition

"Megan hadn't been feeling well and so she went to the doctors and was diagnosed with pneumonia but she didn't get any better," Bible said.

"Because of her asthma she was really nervous about going to A&E because she was worried she'd catch coronavirus.

"She went back to the doctors and they admitted her to Bolton Royal Hospital. We thought she was going in for IV antibiotics.

"I didn't hear from her again until a doctor phoned me to tell me she had taken a turn for the worse and was being transferred to ICU."

None of the family can visit Megan

Bible said she wasn't allowed to visit Megan until last Thursday (November 19), when doctors feared the youngster might not survive.

"She was put on a ventilator because her lung had collapsed, but that caused her good lung to collapse too," Bible said.

"It was awful - because her lungs were not working she went into cardiac arrest. The hospital rang and told us to come in because they didn't think she was going to make it.

"After that they said they had been in contact with Wythenshawe hospital who wanted to put her on an ECMO machine to help repair her lungs.

"She has been on that for a week and she has responded really well. She's surprised us all."

Since Megan was transferred to Wythenshawe Hospital, Bible has had to rely on speaking to her daughter via the unit's one iPad.

"You have to ring in the morning to get a slot to speak to her. But there are times I have rang and she's busy being cared for and you can't really call back as other people have a slot.

"It is really important to have those moments with her. Now she is getting better she looks forward to seeing us.

"We can’t be there to comfort her and you have to put your complete trust in the doctor and nurses who work there."

Bible has set up a fundraiser and hopes to raise enough money to purchase an iPad for each of the hospital units 31 beds.

"That way people won't be limited to 25 minutes a day," she said.

"The nurses and doctors have been fantastic keeping us updated over the phone - with Covid it's been so difficult for them. I don't think they get the praise they deserve.

"Megan is stable now, she's still really poorly but her lungs will hopefully repair. She'll be at Wythenshawe for another few weeks and then she'll be transferred back to Bolton.

"If I can raise a bit of money and get another couple of iPads it will hopefully help other people in my situation."

You can donate to Bible's fundraising page here.