NHS staff line corridors after 87-year-old is discharged having beaten coronavirus

Staff lined the corridors of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJH) in Shropshire after an 87-year-old was discharged having beaten coronavirus.

Beryl Hewlett, from Whitchurch, was wheeled off the ward to start her journey home - more than a month after contracting coronavirus.

She was initially at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where she underwent urgent trauma surgery having suffered a fall which left her with a broken hip.

She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 after being transferred to RJH at the end of March. Thankfully, Beryl only had mild symptoms.

Beryl thanked staff at the hospital:

Beryl was treated at the hospital’s Ludlow Ward, which has individual rooms that make it easier to isolate patients.

Helen Cooper, the manager of the Ludlow Ward said: “I’m so proud of the Ludlow team.”

Beryl lives in an assisted living home in North Shropshire and is now on her way back.

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