Emotional homecoming for Devon nurse after 93-day stay battling Covid-19

A nurse from Devon has received a special welcome home after a 93-day hospital stay battling coronavirus.

Amanda Mitchell from Holsworthy was applauded by members of the town after more than three months at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

She had also been applauded out of the hospital by staff and says she was "overwhelmed with the care".

Everyone has been fantastic, it has been a huge team effort.



People wrote messages and clapped as the ambulance bringing Amanda home drove through the town:

People wrote messages and clapped to welcome Amanda home. Credit: ITV West Country

It is understood the homecoming welcome was organised by one of Amanda's friends.

Another group was waiting to welcome her at home, leaving her visibly emotional:

There have been many instances where hospital staff have applauded Covid-19 patients being discharged.

The hospital says Amanda's discharge "was a very special day".