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Belfast nurse survives against the odds after catching Covid working in 'at risk' facility


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Nurse Colette McAfee came out of retirement to help during the health crisis

Nurse Colette McAfee came out of retirement to help during the health crisis

Nurse Colette McAfee came out of retirement to help during the health crisis

A nurse left fighting for her life after working at a care home at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak has been discharged from hospital.

Colette McAfee was diagnosed with the virus after working at Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast, where nine residents with Covid-19 have died. She spent 26 days in intensive care, where her condition was described by medics as critical.

As she fought the devastating effects of the virus, her family was repeatedly warned that she was not expected to survive. However, she defied the odds and returned to her home in west Belfast this week.