A woman whose story was highlighted by the Free Press last week after she was left isolated in a hospital ward following a deadly superbug outbreak has received a lot of get well cards.
Speaking from her hospital bed, Mrs West said she received 49 cards on Monday alone, including one from her dentist, many from people she had not seen for years and a few from people she had never even met.
She said: "I'm so grateful for all the kind support I have received and I'm quite enjoying my little moment in the limelight."
Pauline Adams made an appeal through the paper for Long Melford residents to send good wishes to Mrs West, 76, who was being treated for a stroke at West Suffolk Hospital.
When visitors tried to see her on ward G8 they were turned back due to an outbreak of clostridium-difficile.
Mrs Adams said: "I've been meeting lots of people who saw the story and have all said that they sent cards. I'm thrilled as this will mean so much to her.
"I will be going to visit her tonight now that there is a short time in the evening for people to go."