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Staff cheer woman leaving Portiuncula hospital after more than 80 days fighting COVID-19

There were emotional scenes at Portiuncula Hospital as one patient departed after spending the better part of three months fighting, and recovering from, COVID-19.

Rose Mannion, from Lorrha in North Tipperary spent 81 days in the ICU between Portiuncula Hospital and UHG over the course of her battle against COVID-19.

Along with her time in ICU, the 66 year old freelance photographer spent another 10 days recovering in a ward, having first been admitted to hospital with the disease on March 28.

Staff at Portiuncula Hospital gathered to applaud Rose as she left to begin her step down rehabilitation treatment in Limerick at the end of June.

In an emotional video shared by the Saolta Hospital Group on twitter, staff at Portiuncula cheered Rose and wished her well as she departed Portiuncula.

There have been a total of 25,527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and the pandemic has claimed a total of 1,741 lives in the state.


image credit: Saolta/Twitter

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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