Conquest nurse who had Covid-19 leaves hospital after 30 days

A nurse at Conquest Hospital has been discharged having spent 30 days being treated for Covid-19.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 5:14 pm

Uma Pradhan, an East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust nurse, had spent 23 days in critical care before being moved onto another ward to continue her recovery.

She spent a further week on Baird ward before colleagues came out to clap her as she made her way out of the hospital.

Uma Pradhan, ESHT nurse said: “I am really happy and excited to see my family after a long time, first of all I would like to say many, many thanks to all of the hospital management, doctors, nurses, all workers, multidisciplinary teams, who looked after me for my treatment, I am really, really grateful.

Uma Pradhan. Picture: ESHT

"From the bottom of my heart, I would like to give thanks to each and every person. This is my hospital and I am proud of this hospital and hopefully I will recover fully soon and I will come back to help Covid patients as well.”

Cheryl Baxter, Baird Ward Matron, said: “We are delighted Uma has been discharged and is now continuing her recovery at home.

"She has had a really tough battle against Covid-19 on the critical care unit and has made a remarkable recovery, given how critically ill she had been.

"It is good to see 'one of our own' recover and able to go home. We all wish Uma well.

"Her recovery gives us all real hope and inspiration during these incredibly challenging times.”