Coronavirus: ‘Earliest’ patient discharged from Birmingham medical facility

Coronavirus: ‘Earliest’ patient discharged from Birmingham medical facility

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Connie Titchen was applauded by staff as she left Birmingham’s City Healthcare facility on Tuesday, after three weeks.

Retired shop worker Ms Titchen, from the city, was confessed in mid-March with suspected pneumonia, the hospital stated.

In a statement launched by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Ms Titchen said she might not “wait to see” her family.

The trust said it thought Ms Titchen was Britain’s oldest patient to overcome coronavirus.

Alex Jones described her grandmother as someone who bounced back from anything, including: “She has had a really active life.

” She has actually always prepared for herself too, although she likes a saucy McDonald’s every now and then.

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Connie Titchen said she felt “very lucky that I have actually battled this virus”.

” I think the secret of her old age is that she is physically active and very independent.

” She had a hip operation back in December and within 30 days she was walking once again.”

Ms Jones included: “The care she has gotten at the healthcare facility has actually been fantastic and I can’t fault it.

Sibling Kelly Smith, who looked after the great-grandmother of eight, said: “It’s been fantastic to see Connie recuperate.

” She is incredible and we’ve been doing our best to nurse her back to health.

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