Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after longest ever stay

The Duke of Edinburgh was discharged from hospital “in good spirits” on Tuesday, four weeks after being admitted.

Prince Philip, 99, was carefully shielded as he left the King Edward VII hospital in central London for the 27-mile trip back to Windsor Castle, where he was reunited with the Queen.

Hospital staff set up a large white screen and dozens of police officers blocked off the road as he was pushed out in a wheelchair at 10.30am, following 28 nights as an in-patient, his longest ever hospital stay.

On arrival back in Windsor around an hour later, the Duke, wearing

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Duke remains in private King Edward VII’s hospital

In the serious health scare, he was treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire and underwent a minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting.

St Bartholomew’s is home to Barts Heart Centre – Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular service.

The Palace declined to give details of the exact surgery.

The Duke is patron of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) which sent its best wishes, saying the Duke had been a “long-term advocate for heart research”.

Prince Philip was initially admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London on February 16 after feeling unwell, before being

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Consenting for treatment in advance to reduce leaving the hospital against medical advice among patients with addiction

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Patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) being treated for serious medical conditions are more likely to leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA) than those without addiction. A special type of contract with healthcare providers might enable patients to consent in advance to life-saving medical care—even if they later refuse treatment, according to a commentary in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

The Substance Use Advance Directive (SUAD) “has the potential to greatly improve the current state of treatment for life-threatening comorbid conditions in SUD

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Reactions Prompt Libertyville Hospital To Pause Virus Vaccines

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville will temporarily pause its efforts to inoculate employees after four health care workers reportedly experienced reactions after getting the new coronavirus vaccine.

The staff members experienced side effects including tingling and an elevated heart rate shortly after vaccination, ABC 7 reported.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there is a remote chance that vaccine recipients will experience a major allergic reaction to the coronavirus vaccine. The most common side effects among participants in both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna phase 3 clinical trials were:

  • Injection site pain

  • Fatigue

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