Reality of Severe COVID-19: over a year later

St Vincent’s Melbourne ICU has seen many cases of severe COVID-19 infection. One of the most memorable is the story of Betty Mandarano. Betty spent over a month in ICU before eventually making it home to her very loving family. Her family was kind enough to start a fundraising campaign through the STV Foundation.

Recently the STV Foundation caught up with the Mandarano family to see how Betty is going. It is clear that her remarkable journey has not been easy – the effects of her long hospital stay and post-COVID fatigue are still with her. Despite these challenges, she is slowly improving and is surrounded by her incredibly supportive family. You can read the interview featured on the STV Foundation website below:

Click below to see Betty’s original ‘patient experience’ on our website:

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