An NHS nurse put his hand on his heart in thanks to colleagues as he left hospital after a seven-week battle with Covid-19.

Orlando Fulgencio was wheeled out to huge cheers and applause from staff who lined the corridors to celebrate his "remarkable recovery".

The frailty unit nurse raised his arms in appreciation as dozens of medical workers turned out to wish him well in his continued recuperation.

Mr Fulgencio, who works at Eastbourne District General Hospital in East Sussex, will carry on his recovery from coronavirus at home.

"He has had a tough battle and made a remarkable recovery. Seeing every patient recover from this virus is special but it is even more special when it is one of our own nurses."

Critical care matron Philippa Hartland

Speaking after he left critical care last month, Mr Fulgencio said: "I would like to thank the doctors and nurses and everyone who has helped look after me in hospital, especially the critical care team."

Since leaving critical care on May 21 Mr Fulgencio has been recovering on Jevington Ward at the hospital where he used to work.