Beating the coronavirus Covid-19 could leave people with PTSD, fresh advice for recovering patients says

Medics at Royal Preston Hospital have drafted help and guidance for patients – and their families – once they have been discharged.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 12:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 12:22 pm

The Covid-19: Supporting your recovery website was designed to “support patients with their initial recovery once discharged from hospital following treatment”, the hospital said.

“We hope that the information and advice provided will assist patients and their families starting their rehabilitation journeys.”

The hospital has not said how many patients have been discharged.

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The website has a wealth of information for patients and their families (Picture: covidpatientsupport.lthtr.nhs.uk)

The guidance is split into several sections, including what to do if people are breathless and how they can clear their lungs.

Others give advice on conserving energy, staying mobile, and support with mental health.

There are exercises for those in bed, sitting up, and standing.

According to the documents, post-Covid-19 effects can include suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleeping problems, and memory loss.

Visit covidpatientsupport.lthtr.nhs.uk or click here.