Here our #TeamClearbook clap for patient Sue, as she leaves hospital having been cared for with COVID-19. She is one of >80 patients with confirmed COVID-19 who we have cared for and discharged.
Sue has given us permission to share her story:
"My name is Sue, I fell ill at home on the 11th March and was diagnosed with Covid 19 on 14th March. I had been feeling lethargic and had a reduced appetite for around 5 days prior to falling ill.
"I was admitted to Derriford Hospital and my stay lasted 4 weeks in total. The care, kindness and compassion I received from doctors to nurses, health care assistants to physios, cleaners to the discharge co ordinators was inspirational. In the face of adversity, troubles and tragedies they made me feel safe and cared for when my loving husband and family were at home isolated and unable to do so.
"I will forever be indebted to all the hospital staff and I thank them that I left the hospital with my life. A special mention to A and E, Tavy, Tamar, Braunton, Penrose and Clearbrook wards for the care and kindness they gave to me at the most vulnerable time in my life, thank you all!"
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