Prime minister in 'very good spirits' and 'waved thanks' to NHS staff as he was moved out of intensive care
Boris Johnson is in “very good spirits” after being discharged from intensive care, Downing Street said at the daily lobby briefing.
The prime minister’s spokesman said he was “enormously grateful” for the care he had received from NHS staff at St Thomas’ Hospital. He said:
I am told he was waving his thanks towards the nurses and doctors that he saw as he was being moved from the intensive care unit back to the ward.
Hopefully it was clear to the staff that he was waving his gratitude.
The spokesman said he was not aware of any contact between Johnson and No 10 and that it was too early to say how long he would need to remain in hospital. He added:
The prime minister is back on a ward and continuing his recovery which is at an early stage. He continues to be in very good spirits.
Decisions such as this will be on the advice of his medical team. They have given him brilliant care.