The Labour MP Jo Stevens has expressed her gratitude to the NHS staff who cared for her after she returned home following treatment in hospital for coronavirus.
Stevens said she “cannot begin to describe my gratitude to the wonderful people who have cared for me in hospital” and described healthcare workers as “truly exceptional”, in a tweet sent late on Wednesday night.
She described how lucky she felt to have been discharged from hospital, saying she knew that for many families it was a “very different situation”. Her discharge comes in a critical week for hospitals, as figures show more than 1,000 deaths were recorded in the previous 24 hours from the virus.
The MP for Cardiff Central was said on New Year’s Eve to have been “laid low with Covid for a while”. Three days later, her team announced she had been admitted to hospital, triggering an outpouring of support.
Her team tweeted on Tuesday that her condition was improving, writing: “She has asked us to thank you all for your kind concern and good wishes which have been overwhelming.”
The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, expressed pleasure that his shadow culture secretary had returned home in a tweet on Wednesday evening. He also thanked the NHS.
Stevens, 54, is the fourth MP known to have been treated in hospital with Covid. Along with the prime minister, Boris Johnson, who was admitted to intensive care in April, the Labour MPs Yasmin Qureshi and Tony Lloyd were also admitted to hospital. Lloyd spent 10 days on a ventilator in an induced coma.