MP Amy Callaghan leaves hospital four months after brain haemorrhage

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15:05pm, Thu 15 Oct 2020
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SNP MP Amy Callaghan has left hospital four months after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

The East Dunbartonshire MP, who defeated former Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson for the seat at last year’s general election, was found by her partner after falling ill at her home on June 10.

She left the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday after four months of treatment.

Tweeting a picture of herself in front of the facility holding a crutch aloft, the MP said: “After 4 months in hospital, today I’ve been discharged. I’m coming home.

“To the miracle team at @NHSGGC PDRU – now my second family – thank you, I can never, ever repay you.

“I was wheeled in here. Now I’m walking out. I’m just getting started too.”

In an update on her condition in August, it emerged Ms Callaghan had undergone two “life-saving” surgeries.

Fellow MPs, including SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford, wished the 28-year-old – who has also battled cancer – well as she left hospital.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also voiced her support for Ms Callaghan, tweeting: “Best news of the day. Sending love @AmyCallaghanSNP.”

The MP has continued to work from her hospital bed, most recently writing a letter with Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay to bakery chain Greggs over plans to restructure its business and what that would mean for their constituents.

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