Ljudmilla thanks staff for getting her walking

A patient has returned to Ward 52 and thanked staff at University Hospital, Coventry, after a fall which meant that she couldn’t walk for six months.

Ljudmilla Harina, 51, from Coventry, had a serious fall down stairs in her home which led to her breaking her ankle.

She was rushed into A&E for treatment to have her leg straightened after it was twisted in the fall; she was then moved to Ward 52 to complete her recovery.

Ljudmilla, a clinical support worker currently working in London, said: “I really want to send my compliments to the ward, they were so good! It is important to thank them as they do so many good things for everyone.

“I would like to thank the doctor who fixed me as I couldn’t walk without them and the nursing staff were friendly and good!

“I am now feeling good and ready to go back to work.”

Ljudmila spent two weeks in the hospital and then underwent rehabilitation in the months following to help her walk again.

She brought chocolates in to meet the team on the ward and to say her thank yous face to face.

Caroline Rudd, from Ward 52, said: “We are really pleased that Ljudmila’s has recovered so well and it is really lovely for her to come back and thank us.”