Island's first Covid hospital admission wins her battle

By Daniel Gee   |   Head of Content   |
Monday 4th May 2020 3:40 pm
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The island’s first Covid-19 hospital admission received an applause as she was wheeled out of the Intensive Care Unit today (Monday).

After what has felt like an ’eternity’ for her loved ones, Sharon Burgess’s family were happy to announce that she has won her battle with coronavirus.

At 3.30pm the Douglas resident was given a round of applause by NHS staff who stood in the corridors of Noble’s Hospital while she was taken to Ward 12 where she will now rest.

Miss Burgess, aged 50, was the first patient in the Isle of Man to be admitted to hospital with the virus on March 25.

She was also the first patient to be transferred to ICU two days later where she was sedated and put on a ventilator while fighting off the virus and bacterial pneumonia.

A video [see below] was taken by a member of the care team of the big moment where she left ICU and was shared to her family who have not been able to see her.

Her family said: ’With all the sad news surrounding Covid-19, we thought we’d share a little positivity.

’Words can not describe how truly grateful we are to the staff at Noble’s Hospital’s ICU and the rest of the NHS team.

’Their hard work and the amazing dedication and care that they’ve given, has kept our family intact. Thank you.’

They added that her four grandchildren have been missing her 'like mad!'.