Meet the Gold Coast’s ‘miracle’ coronavirus patient

A Gold Coast man who spent 77 days in intensive care with coronavirus, has praised the medical staff that have taken care of him.

81-year-old Richard Misior was finally moved out of ICU at the Gold Coast University Hospital this week.

Mr Misior had been on ventilation suffering COVID-19 related pneumonia.


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After an epic battle, his condition had improved enough to allow him to be moved to a general ward.

“Some people call me the miracle man but the real miracle workers are the nurses and doctors of this unit,” Richard said.

But the staff had just as much praise for Richard, with ICU nurse Kate Elliotte praising Richard’s great outlook.

“He has been the one who has kept all of the nurses positive. He has just been amazing to care for.”

Staff held a morning tea this week for Richard and his wife Helen to celebrate the milestone.

“It’s been a long road. His outlook is just part of his personality, and he really wanted to come back to me,” Helen said.

“Some people call me the miracle man but the real miracle workers are the nurses and doctors of this unit.”As you can…

Posted by Gold Coast Health on Thursday, 18 June 2020

It comes as Queensland records another day of no new coronavirus cases despite high testing rates across the State.

The total number of cases remains at 1066 while the number of active cases has fallen to just four.

Mr Misior is the only patient across the State who remains in hospital.

Almost 4000 people were tested across Queensland on Thursday.

More than 250,000 people have now been swabbed since the beginning of the outbreak.

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