Malala Yousufzai waves goodbye to hospital staff in Birmingham

Malala Yousufzai waves goodbye to hospital staff in Birmingham
Malala Yousufzai waves goodbye to hospital staff in Birmingham Photo: NHS

Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) after being being admitted in October.

The 15-year-old was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education.

Malala Yousufzai waves goodbye to hospital staff in Birmingham
Malala Yousufzai waves goodbye to hospital staff in Birmingham Credit: NHS

Malala will now be cared for by her family in their temporary home in the West Midlands but she will continue to be treated in the hospital as an outpatient.

She will return to the hospital in late January or early February for cranial reconstructive surgery.

Malala Yousufzai is released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Malala Yousufzai is released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Credit: NHS

Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery.

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.

– 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 gives one of the nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital a hug as she is discharged
Malala gives one of the nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital a hug as she is discharged Credit: NHS

Malala was admitted to the QEHB on Monday 15th October after being flown from Pakistan where she was wounded in an attack on her school bus on 9th October.