Touching moment a nurse who has dedicated more than 40 years to the NHS is applauded by friends and colleagues as she leaves hospital after overcoming coronavirus
- Sue Snelson, from Scunthorpe, has dedicated more than 40 years to the NHS
- Was applauded by colleagues as she left intensive care unit she used to manage
- NHS worker, in her sixties, spent ten days in ICU but is now recovering at home
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This is the touching moment a nurse who has dedicated more than 40 years to the NHS left hospital after overcoming coronavirus.
Sue Snelson, from Scunthorpe, believed to be in her sixties, was applauded by her friends and colleagues as she left the intensive care unit she used to manage.
Other NHS staff lined the corridors of Scunthorpe General Hospital as Sue was helped along, looking overwhelmed by the support.
After spending ten days in the ICU suffering from Covid-19, Sue is now recovering well at home.
The emotional video was posted by The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
Heartwarming footage has revealed the moment Sue Snelson, from Scunthorpe, believed to be in her sixties, was applauded by friends and colleagues as she left hospital after overcoming coronavirus
Sue (pictured) first began working as a nursing auxillary in 1972, joined Scunthorpe hospital’s newly opened Intensive Care Unit in 1984 and became its clinic nurse manager in 1987
Still wearing her face mask, Sue bravely walks the corridor out of the hospital.
Sue first began working as a nursing auxillary in 1972. She joined Scunthorpe hospital’s newly opened Intensive Care Unit in 1984 and became its clinic nurse manager in 1987.
The trust tweeted: ‘Here’s the moment Nurse Sue Snelson was given a guard of honour by her colleagues and friends who’ve cared for her while in hospital with Coronavirus.
‘For a long time, Sue was the manager of the ICU where she spent 10 days. We are so pleased Sue is now recovering at home.’
After spending ten days in the ICU suffering from Covid-19, Sue (pictured leaving the hospital) is now recovering well at home
In 2014, when Sue was marking more than 40 years of working with the NHS, she told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: ‘I love my job, it has led me in so many directions over the years and has allowed me to broaden my knowledge.’
Her career has also seen her become a founding member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, and contribute to a book for newly qualified nurses the care of seriously ill patients.
It was revealed this week that more than twice as many Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospital as have died in northern Lincolnshire.
More than 200 patients have been discharged, and are continuing their recovery in the comfort of their own homes – 86 have sadly died in hospital and 12 in care homes.
Dr Peter Reading, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: ‘The number of Covid-19 patients in our hospitals has been steadily decreasing over the last week or so and we continue to see more and more patients able to be safely discharged from our care.
‘We wish every single one of them the very best as they continue their recovery.
‘A big thank you to all of our staff for the care, compassion and dedication they have shown in supporting these patients as well as the staff supporting the hundreds of other patients we are seeing in our hospitals and community settings.’