The staff at Portiuncula University Hospital gathered to applaud 66 year old Rose Mannion as she left the hospital’s intensive care unit after over 80 days battling Covid-19.
In an emotional video, staff at the hospital lined the corridors to praise Rose, who is living in Lorrha in North Tipperary but originally from Cloghan, County Offaly.
A mother of two children and a grandmother of two, she spent a total of 81 days in ICU between Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula University Hospital. She also spent 10 days recovering in a ward before transferring to University Hospital Limerick for rehab where she currently is now.
“I want to thank the staff in both hospitals, in particular, Ballinasloe where I spent most of my time,” she said. “The team in Ballinasloe headed up by Dr Hillary McLoughlin fought hard against the odds as I am an asthmatic to save my life. I cannot thank them enough or the physio team who worked with me also. They’re a brilliant team.” She also thanked family, extended family, neighbours, and friends for their support.
— saoltagroup (@saoltagroup) June 26, 2020