Ex-US First Lady Barbara Bush set to leave hospital

Barbara Bush and George H. W. Bush are set to celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Monday. Credit: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/ABACA/Press Association Images

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush has been cleared to leave hospital in Houston, Texas after spending nearly a week being treated for a "respiratory-related issue".

A spokesman for Mrs Bush, the wife of former President George H. W. Bush, said she had responded well to medication and was cleared to go home in the afternoon.