Bush snr could be released from Texas hospital this week


Former US President George HW Bush, who has been in hospital in Houston since November, may be released from the facility in the coming days, a family spokesman said yesterday.

“We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we’re still taking everything one day at a time,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email.

Mr Bush’s son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, said on Saturday that his father was expected to be released from the hospital today, according to TCPalm.com.

Mr Bush snr has lower-body Parkinsonism, which causes a loss of balance, and he has used a wheelchair for more than a year. – (Reuters)