Wales

Llanelli AM Keith Davies leaves hospital after blood clot

  • 23 October 2012
  • From the section Wales
Keith Davies
The Labour Party says Keith Davies needs time to recover before returning to work

Labour Assembly Member Keith Davies has been discharged from hospital after suffering from a blood clot on the brain.

The Llanelli AM, 71, was admitted when he fell seriously ill on 26 September.

Labour said surgery was not required during his stay at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

A spokesman said he was recuperating at home and that the party's group looked forward to seeing him back at work when he was well enough.

Mr Davies was first elected to the assembly in May last year at the age of 70, taking back Llanelli for Labour from Plaid Cymru by 80 votes.

'First class care'

A Labour spokesman said: "We are pleased that Llanelli AM Keith Davies has been discharged from University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and is currently recuperating at home.

"After initial tests it was diagnosed that Keith had suffered a blood clot on the brain; a condition that was treated without surgery.

"It is important that Keith is given as much time as he needs to recover fully before he returns to work at the assembly and the Labour group looks forward to seeing him as soon as he is well enough.

"Keith and his family would like to thank all the medical professionals who gave him such first class care at the University Hospital of Wales."

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