Brilliant moment hospital ward erupts into cheers as a grandmother, 84, leaves after beating coronavirus – and her nurses’ moving gesture will warm your heart
- June Springhall was applauded on her way out of the Northern Beaches Hospital
- The 84-year-old grandmother spent four weeks in hospital battling COVID-19
- After given the all clear she was farewelled with a standing ovation from nurses
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An 84-year-old grandmother was given a heartwarming send off after beating the killer coronavirus.
June Springhall was given a standing ovation from the nurses after winning the battle against COVID-19 at the Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney.
Following an intense four week fight against the virus, Ms Springhall can finally be reunited with family and friends.
June Springhall was applauded on her way out of the Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney after winning the battle against COVID-19
‘Thank you everybody. You have been wonderful,’ she said.
The grandmother was handed a card and a gift by nurses who also gave her a certificate saying that she had beaten the deadly virus.
Her son Wayne was visibly emotional as he thanked staff who helped looked after his mother.
‘If it wasn’t for the hospital I really don’t think my mother would be here,’ he told Nine News.
In hearing about Ms Springhall’s recovering, families of residents at the Newmarch House are happy to hear a total of six people have been cleared of COVID-19.
A vicious outbreak at the nursing home saw 37 residents and 32 staff members contracting the virus.
Sixteen residents have died from COVID-19.
Ms Springhall battled the deadly disease over an intense four week period
However, in the past 48 hours, six Newmarch House residents were given the all clear from coronavirus.
Anthony Bowe watched his mother Patricia Shea from a distance and she struggled to fight the deadly disease.
He finally received the news that after three negative tests she was officially clear from coronavirus.
‘Relief is the big thing. You just sit with anxiety every day until you get the word she is clear,’ he said.
Thirteen residents are still testing positive for the virus.