Hollywood actor praises Sussex hospital after Covid ward treatment

An actor who stars in a hit TV show was taken to a Sussex hospital last night (Monday, January 4).

Samantha Morton took to Twitter to describe her experience, as she was taken to a Covid ward, as reported in the national press.

The actor, who stars in The Walking Dead, said seeing the ‘red zone’, the area dedicated for Covid-19 patients, was ‘humbling’.

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She was admitted to the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards.

In her tweet, Samantha said: “Thank you to all the A and E staff at the Conquest who helped me tonight. I’m so grateful for our NHS, to see the red zone first hand and the nurses and doctors being so kind and wonderful to us all was humbling. I’m ok tonight because of them. #SaveOurNHS #WearAMask #COVID19.”

The star also reassured her fans that she was ‘on the mend’ and thanked them for their messages of support.

Samantha’s representative told MailOnline that the actor was admitted to the Conquest after she suffered an anaphylactic shock before being placed in a Covid ward as she had a high temperature and was struggling to breathe.

She added the star was back home and recovering, as reported in the national press.


The 43-year-old has starred in a number films, including The Minority Report, John Carter, The Messenger and Eliazbeth: The Golden Age.

As well as playing Alpha in The Walking Dead, she has had roles in other shows such as Band of Gold, Cracker, Peak Practice and Soldier, Soldier.

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