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Saturday, February 7, 1998 Published at 15:24 GMT



UK

Home soon for Queen Mother
image: [ The Queen Mother leaving hospital after her hip replacement in 1995 ]
The Queen Mother leaving hospital after her hip replacement in 1995

The Queen Mother may be able to leave hospital in a week, Buckingham Palace has said.

The 97-year-old great-grandmother has been recovering in London's King Edward VII Hospital since undergoing an emergency hip replacement on January 25.


Karen Bowerman reports on the Queen Mother's progress (Dur 0' 25)
The surgery was needed after the Queen Mother fractured her hip in a fall on the Sandringham estate.

It is thought she was outside looking at horses when she slipped and fell. Doctors at the hospital in have been pleased with her progress and she has already taken her first steps.

It was thought she would need to spend at least two weeks in hospital.


[ image: Home for the past two weeks - King Edward VII Hospital]
Home for the past two weeks - King Edward VII Hospital
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "Obviously, the decision on when she comes out will be the doctors. She certainly will not be leaving hospital this weekend although it is possible she might be able to do so in the next week," he added.

If she leaves hospital this week, it would mean the Queen Mother will have made a quicker recovery this time than when she had her other hip replaced at the same hospital in 1995.


 





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