Scottish MP Amy Callaghan "stable" after emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage

Scottish MP Amy Callaghan has undergone emergency surgery after collapsing at home with a brain hemorrhage.

SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire Amy Callaghan, 28, was found collapsed at home last week after suffering a brain haemorrhage
SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire Amy Callaghan, 28, was found collapsed at home last week after suffering a brain haemorrhage

The 28-year-old, who is SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire, was found by her partner last Wednesday and taken to hospital for life-saving treatment.

Her condition is now stable and she is “in good spirits and able to communicate well with family”, according to an official statement from her office.

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The statement passed on her “enormous love and gratitude” to medics.

It said: “Thanks to the immense skill and response of the medical team involved in her care, Amy was successfully able to pull through the operation and is now stable in hospital.

“She wishes to put on record her enormous love and gratitude to all those involved in her care - the first response and ambulance crew, accident and emergency, the neurological surgeons and the wonderful nursing team - who have all played a role in, undoubtedly, saving her life.

It continued: “She has made great progress thus far but is under no illusion of the seriousness of her condition and the rehabilitation that will follow.

“As she always has done throughout her life, she will continue to fight. She is determined to overcome what barriers, if any, may now arise as a result of this incident. She wants to make clear that her constituency work will continue: her office is still open for all those who require help and support.”

Messages of support have been flooding in, including from the First Minister.

Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “Sending lots of love and strength to @AmyCallaghanSNP and her family, and wishing her the speediest possible recovery.”

Scottish finance secretary Kate Forbes said: “Best wishes Amy for your recovery. Many willing you on and willing you well.”

SNP MSP Maree Todd posted: “Wishing you a very speedy recovery Amy & sending love to you & yours.”

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