Ward 36 bids an emotional goodbye to Liudmila

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is celebrating today after the number of patients successfully treated for coronavirus and discharged from hospital has topped 300.

One of those to take on the disease and win is the amazing Liudmila Silogadze. Liudmila spent four weeks in the care of staff on Ward 36, one of the trust’s dedicated COVID wards at Hull Royal Infirmary, before leaving hospital earlier this month.

Liudmila, from Hull, was isolated from her family and really quite poorly for some time. She remained optimistic throughout her time on the ward, however, and this positive attitude coupled with the great care provided by staff have now put her back on the road to recovery.

Liudmila is one of 304 patients to be discharged from Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital after recovering from COVID-19, a figure which includes 30 patients who needed the highest level of treatment within one of the trust’s intensive care units.

Liudmila’s strength of character made her departure from Ward 36 all the more emotional as staff gathered to say goodbye, cheer her off the ward, and celebrate her return home:

Lucy Atkinson, senior nurse on Ward 36 during Liudmila’s time in hospital said:

“She had her ups and downs while on Ward 36, but Liudmila is a fighter!

“We were all in tears saying goodbye to her, we are all so proud of her for being strong and remaining positive at what must have been a very scary time for her.”

Liudmila’s daughter Natasha is full of praise for the hospital staff, and says her mum is continuing to get better day by day.