Nottingham Forest Owner Evangelos Marinakis visits a hospital in his homeland of Greece. Credit: Evangelos Marinakis (Instagram)

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has expressed his admiration for the health care workers who treated him after he contracted coronavirus in March.

He described the care he received in his homeland of Greece as “simply inspiring”.

Marinakis, who also owns Greek football club Olympiacos, was part of a group that offered to donate over 1.5 million euros towards vital medical equipment earlier this year.

He recently visited the General State Hospital of Nikaia to see the 12 new Intensive Care Unit beds that were purchased from the funds.

“I believe that very soon we will be able to leave this pandemic behind, stronger and united.”

Evangelos Marinakis, Nottingham Forest Owner

He told his social media followers that he wanted to “thank all NHS doctors and the entire health organisation.”

The Greek added: “I was one of the first to experience coronavirus, early enough in March, and the NHS response was simply inspiring.

“I am using this opportunity to once again thank you all, for pushing yourselves beyond limits in these critical moments.

“What matters is that all 12 beds and medical equipment are state-of-the-art and they have been delivered very quickly; this means a lot since our country needs them now more than ever.

“I believe that very soon we will be able to leave this pandemic behind, stronger and united.”