Pauline Cafferkey discharged

12 November 2015

Breda Athan, Dr Michael Jacobs and Pauline CafferkeyWe are pleased to announce that Pauline Cafferkey was discharged from the care of the Royal Free Hospital on 11 November and has been transferred to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

We are delighted that Pauline has made a full recovery from Ebola and is now well enough to return to Scotland. We would like to wish her well for the future.

Pauline Cafferkey said: “I am forever thankful for the amazing care I have received at the Royal Free Hospital. For a second time staff across many departments of the hospital have worked incredibly hard to help me recover and I will always be grateful to them and the NHS. 

“I am looking forward to returning to Scotland and to seeing my family and friends again.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

Pauline Cafferkey has made a full recovery from Ebola and is no longer infectious.

The Royal Free London will not be offering any further statements, interview or filming opportunities.

Image: L-R – Breda Athan, senior matron and high level isolation unit lead; Dr Michael Jacobs, consultant in infectious diseases; and Pauline Cafferkey. Download a high resolution version of the image.

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