Ebola patient praises staff at Royal Free Hospital

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Ebola patient praises staff at Royal Free Hospital

Corporal Anne Cross contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone. She has been discharged from The Royal Free Hospital in London, becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with the experimental drug MIL 77.

 

Cpl Cross was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital on the 12th of March after being brought home by the RAF.

 

She said it was "weird" receiving her initial treatment at the same Kerry Town treatment centre where she had been working, but being looked after by her colleagues "gave me such confidence because they're total professionals".

 

She described the team at the Royal Free as the "best in the world" at treating the disease, praising the work of the Army and the NHS and said, "If it wasn't for both of those institutions I wouldn't be here today."

 

Ebola patients have had various cravings during their recovery period, including a bacon sandwich and Irn Bru. Corporal Cross said she believed she had gone through ten punnets of strawberries since being admitted to hospital. 

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