THIS is the emotional moment a Runcorn mum was given a second guard of honour after spending a month in Warrington Hospital with coronavirus.

The patient, called Julie, was placed on a ventilator for two weeks on the intensive care unit after testing positive for Covid-19.

Ten days ago she was stepped down from ICU to ward A8 and was given an emotional guard of honour by hospital staff.

Today, Monday she was officially discharged from hospital and staff lined the corridors to clap and cheer as she walked out.

She had a heartwarming reunion with her daughter outside who was waiting to drive her home to Runcorn.