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Patient 81 days in ICU discharged from Portiuncula University Hospital

Patient 81 days in ICU discharged from Portiuncula University Hospital

A mother of two children and a grandmother of two, 66 year old Rose Mannion originally from Cloghan, County Offaly and now living in Lorrha in North Tipperary was admitted to Portiuncula University Hospital on 28 March with COVID-19. Rose spent a total of 81 days in the Intensive Care Unit between Portiuncula University Hospital and University Hospital Galway. On 26 June, after 90 days in hospital, Rose was transferred to the Intermediate Care Facility in Limerick to continue her rehabilitation journey.

“I want to thank the staff in both hospitals, in particular, Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe where I spent most of my time. The team in Ballinasloe headed up by Dr Hilary 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, I felt very safe there and I would not have survived without them.”

Charlotte Carter, Clinical Nurse Manager, ICU Portiuncula University Hospital said, “A few days into Rose's admission we feared the worst. As time went on she battled through ventilation, dialysis and finally a tracheostomy. Rose is truly a survivor and we are delighted to have been able to be part of her journey. We are here to support her every step of the way during her recovery.”

Rose Mannion leaving Portiuncula University Hospital to continue her rehabilitation journey at the Intermediate Care Facility in Limerick - - (Video courtesy of Roisin Jackman, PUH)

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Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH)