North East UK news Kate Garraway's husband 'returns home after year in hospital with Covid' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Derek Draper was admitted to hospital in March last year with Covid symptoms, before being placed in a coma
Breaking News ! Kate Garraway's husband has reportedly returned home after more than a year in hospital being treated for coronavirus. Former political adviser Derek Draper, 53, was admitted in March last year with Covid symptoms, before being placed in a coma. He was driven by ambulance to the couple's north London home on Wednesday, according to The Sun. Derek has been taken off all machines and breathing apparatus but will receive 24-hour care at the property, which Kate has adapted in his absence to make it more accessible. Last month ITV broadcast Finding Derek, a documentary exploring his illness and its effect on their two children - daughter Darcey, 15, and 11-year-old son Billy. It detailed their experiences during Derek's illness and featured Good Morning Britain host Kate, also 53, speaking to people suffering long Covid, NHS staff and other experts. One scene saw her recall being told by Derek's doctors that he was the most seriously ill person they had seen who remained alive. Get free email updates straight to your inbox Sign up to our free newsletter to receive our top stories twice a day as well as up to the minute breaking stories, information on coronavirus and the latest Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC football stories.
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In another, Kate was seen preparing for his possible return by making their home wheelchair-friendly. She suggested they would have a "completely different dynamic" in their marriage when he is able to leave hospital. Kate is also publishing a book, called The Power Of Hope, detailing "the raw and emotional story" of her husband's illness. During the first lockdown she posted weekly updates on Derek's recovery to coincide with the weekly Clap For Carers.
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