65-year-old coronavirus survivor from Shrewsbury is applauded off hospital ward by NHS staff who saved her life

A 65-year-old woman from Shrewsbury has been applauded by the NHS staff who helped save her life after beating coronavirus at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH).

Sally Perrin was given a guard of honour when she was discharged from hospital on Sunday (May 2) after spending four weeks in intensive care and a further three weeks recovering on the Respiratory Ward.

WATCH the moment frontline workers clap and cheer for Mrs. Perrin:

The mother-of-five who has three grandchildren says she will be telling all her family, friends and neighbours about how marvellous the doctors, nurses and all the healthcare professionals are at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust - which runs RSH.

Mrs Perrin is now resting at her home in Lea Cross with her husband and said "it was touch and go for a while, but I am here to tell my story thanks to the amazing great care and treatment I received."

The staff went above and beyond at every single opportunity. They were incredible and I want to say thank you very much to them all.

Sally Perrin, Coronavirus survivor

Gary Francis who is the Ward Manager on the Respiratory Ward where Mrs Perrin spent three weeks recovering described her story as an inspiration.

It has been a huge team effort, particularly from our amazing intensive care team, and we all wish Sally the very best as she gets back on her feet in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by the people she loves.

Gary Francis, Ward Manager

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