Baroness Thatcher will remain in hospital to recover from fall

Wednesday June 17, 2009

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will stay in hospital for several days as an "entirely precautionary measure" to make sure her broken arm is healing correctly, her spokesman confirmed on Monday. 

"She's very comfortable but the doctors have decided to keep her in," he added. The 83-year-old fractured her upper arm on Friday tripping in her London home and was admitted to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital that same day.

The baroness, Britain's first female political premier, has been inundated with get well cards and flowers since her admittance to the facility and has been visited by her son Sir Mark every day. 

So far his twin sister, Carol has been unable to visit her mother, but it has been revealed this is because she has recently undergone eye surgery. "My mother was in one hospital and I was in another, and I didn’t want to worry her with my eye op," the 55-year-old I'm A Celebrity… star told a British newspaper.

"I am in contact about her condition from my brother. She is being looked after well and she is absolutely OK. Also my bedside manner is rather too boisterous," the journalist added.

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