Kate Garraway’s husband Derek ‘home after year in hospital with coronavirus’

Last month ITV broadcast Finding Derek, a documentary exploring Derek Draper’s illness and its impact on their family.

Kate Garraway’s husband Derek ‘home after year in hospital with coronavirus’

Kate Garraway’s husband has reportedly returned home after more than a year in hospital being treated for Covid-19.

Former political adviser Derek Draper, 53, was admitted in March last year with coronavirus symptoms, before being placed in a coma.

He was driven by ambulance to the couple’s north London home on Wednesday, according to The Sun.

Derek Draper
Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper (Tim Ireland/PA)

Last month ITV broadcast Finding Derek, a documentary exploring Draper’s illness and its effect on their two children – daughter Darcey, 15, and 11-year-old son Billy.

It detailed their experiences during Draper’s illness and featured Good Morning Britain host Garraway, also 53, speaking to people suffering long Covid, NHS staff and other experts.

Kate Garraway's book, The Power Of Hope
Garraway is publishing a book, called The Power Of Hope (Transworld Publishers/PA)

In another, Garraway was seen preparing for his possible return by making their home wheelchair-friendly.

She suggested they would have a “completely different dynamic” in their marriage when he is able to leave hospital.

Garraway is also publishing a book, called The Power Of Hope, detailing “the raw and emotional story” of her husband’s illness.

During the first lockdown she posted weekly updates on Draper’s recovery to coincide with the weekly Clap For Carers.

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