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Great advice for when caring for the sick

Ayesha Orlanda, 52, a senior sister at Bradford Royal Infirmary, had been in intensive care for 41 days after being admitted in May.

She had been critically ill but says she now has a “second chance at life”.

The senior sister, who works on the acute dialysis unit, eventually regained consciousness and was moved on to another ward to continue her recovery, spending a total of 67 days in hospital.

She said: “I feel like I have been given a second chance at life; I am one of the lucky ones.”

Ms Orlanda added: “I learnt a lot from this journey – it’s really hard to be a patient when you’re a nurse.

“I understand so much now about how important it is to be there for your patients, to spend time talking to them and to try and slow down.

“Be patient with your patients”