Birmingham: The 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan, said goodbye to hospital staff in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Friday, as she moved to her family’s temporary home.
Malala will now be cared for by her family in the West Midlands but she will continue to be treated in the hospital as an outpatient, an ITV report said.
She will return to the hospital in late January or early February for cranial reconstructive surgery.
Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers. She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care, said Dr. Dave Rosser, Medical Director, University Hospitals, Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
The hospital said that Malala has been leaving the hospital on a regular basis on ‘home leave’ to spend time with her father Ziauddin, mother Toorpekai and younger brothers, Khushal and Atul over the last few weeks in preparation for being discharged.
Malala was admitted to the QEHB on 15th October after being flown from Pakistan where she was wounded in an attack on her school bus on 9th October.