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SNP MP Amy Callaghan discharged from hospital

SNP MP Amy Callaghan discharged from hospital

Amy Callaghan, SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire, has been discharged from hospital after recovering from a brain haemorrhage.

The 28-year-old underwent emergency neurosurgery after collapsing at home in June.

Announcing the news on social media, alongside a photograph of herself waving a crutch outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow, Callaghan said: “After four months in hospital, today I've been discharged. I’m coming home.

“To the miracle team at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit – 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.”

Callaghan is best known for beating then Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson in the 2019 general election.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the news, tweeting: “Best news of the day. Sending love”.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford wrote: “Absolutely delighted to hear this! Best wishes”.

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