WATCH: Applause as Eastbourne nurse diagnosed with Covid-19 leaves critical care after 32 days

Celebrations have taken place as an Eastbourne Nurse left Critical Care – 32 days after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Orlando Fulgencio, who is a Frailty Unit Nurse at Eastbourne DGH, was clapped and cheered by colleagues and friends as he left critical care after 32 days, to continue his recovery from Covid-19 on Jevington ward, a ward he used to work on.

Orlando 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.”

Critical Care Matron, Philippa Hartland said:

“It was fantastic to see Orlando leave the unit after 32 days being treated for Covid-19.

“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.”

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