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Britain’s longest-suffering Covid patient returns home after 141 days in hospital


BRITAIN’S longest-suffering Covid patient is finally home again after 141 days in hospital, declaring: “It’s great to be back.”

Fatima Bridle, 35, who spent 105 of them on a ventilator battling the virus, pneumonia and sepsis, has returned to husband Tracy’s loving arms.

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Fatima Bridle is back home with her husband after 141 days in hospital[/caption]

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She spent 105 days on a ventilator battling coronavirus, pneumonia and sepsis[/caption]

She was originally treating him until she fell ill and was admitted to Southampton General Hospital.

Fatima was in a coma for 40 days and The Sun on Sunday last month told how she described her survival as a “miracle”.

She now says: “I can’t believe I’ve woken up from all of this. I feel I’ve been gifted a new life.”

Fatima, whose lungs collapsed, said she suffered horrific pain on the ventilator.

She added: “I wished I was dead at one point. It was so scary and terrifying. I wanted to scream out but I couldn’t.

“It was horrific. I didn’t have Tracy because he could not visit.”

The former lab technician now hopes to work for the NHS.

She said: “The NHS saved my life. Everyone was incredible. All deserve a medal.”

Ex-soldier Tracy, 56, said: “She’s an incredible woman. She’s invincible.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This is a testimony to our brilliant NHS.

“I’m absolutely thrilled for her.”

The former lab technician suffered horrific pain on the ventilator
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She will now be monitored at home by medics[/caption]

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Fatima says ‘I feel I’ve been gifted a new life’[/caption]

We told of Fatima’s ordeal last month

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