Morine on the road to recovery following Coronavirus scare

20th Apr 2020

A care manager from a Halesowen based housing association is urging everyone to take the Coronavirus seriously.

Morine Burrell-Banton, aged 60 is on the road to recovery at her Birmingham based home after being discharged from hospital on Tuesday 7 April.  

 “As most people would be, I was initially scared about contracting the virus but all the nurses and doctors were fantastic in helping me get better,” said Morine.

Morine was admitted to our City hospital site on Saturday 4 April after experiencing a higher temperature than normal and a continuous cough. She initially self-isolated but after her symptoms gradually got worse and her health started to deteriorate further, she was admitted to hospital where she spent three days in our care.

She said: “All the staff were great and very attentive to everything I needed even though they were busy with lots of other patients as well as me. I believe this is one of the main reasons for helping me stay positive but more importantly, aided my recovery to better health.”

Since her discharge over a week ago, hour by hour, day by day Morine is slowly getting back to 100 per cent however she is pleading for the public to follow the social distancing guidance and only go out for essential journeys.

She added: “It’s disappointing that there are still some people choosing to ignore the advice from the government. Coronavirus is no joke and something we should all take very seriously. Though the majority of people are eventually getting better, unfortunately some people are still dying which is why it is vital that everyone follows the guidance. The virus doesn’t discriminate.”

Morine is currently resting at home with her family and hopes to return back to work once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted.   



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