Kate Garraway has revealed her mum was rushed to hospital after breaking her foot following a fall.
The presenter, 54, shared with fans on Instagram that her mum was now recovering at home after suffering the injury during a walk on the beach, and thanked NHS staff for taking such good care of her.
It comes in the midst of a challenging year for Kate which has seen her husband Derek hospitalised after contracting Covid, with the former lobbyist now being cared for at home.
Scary: Kate Garraway, 54, has revealed her mum was rushed to hospital after breaking her foot following a fall, as she shared an Instagram snap of her after she left hospital
Kate shared a snap of her mum back in the car with a boot on her injured foot, alongside the NHS nurse who helped to care for her.
In a lengthy caption the mother-of-two revealed her mum had broken her foot and twisted her angle after falling on her way to the beach, and praised the nurses who helped get her bandaged up to go home.
Kate also revealed that she once again had to borrow a car from Peugeot to drive her mother to the hospital, after her family vehicle was stolen in November 2020.
On the mend: The presenter shared with fans on Instagram that her mum was now recovering at home after suffering the injury during a walk on the beach
She wrote: ‘Just when you thought (hoped!) I hadn’t had a new reason to thank the #nhs recently cue an unfortunate tumble from my mum on the way to the beach & and a broken foot and twisted ankle.
‘Thanks to the typically wonderful #nhs team at #bodmin hospital and particularly wonderful Ruth we managed to get her booted and safely home for further treatment.
‘You were all so kind – thank you so much. And thanks to @peugeotuk (again) for lending us a car with enough room for her to keep her leg stretched out for the whole journey (although it did mean my Dad was relegated for the first time ever to the back seat, where he really enjoyed defining the expression ‘back seat driver’!!! ).’
Kate Garraway’s challenging year
March 2020: Kate’s husband Derek Draper is admitted to hospital after he contracted Covid. The former political lobbyist would later be placed in an induced coma for several months
July 2020: Kate suffers a close call after one of her tyres blew out on the motorway, during her first attempt to drive since Derek was hospitalised. The presenter had to call police for assistance after the AA were delayed trying to reach her
November 2020: Kate reveals her family car had been stolen by thieves, leaving her unable to drive her children around or visit Derek in hospital
November 2020: Kate details her money struggles since Derek had been hospitalised, explaining that as she doesn’t have power of attorney she can’t get ‘access’ to much of the family’s finances that are in her husband’s name
December 2020: Kate reveals her home was flooded when two pipes leaked just days before her first Christmas without Derek. The presenter also tells fans that she struggled to get a delivery slot to order food for the festive season, and her internet stopped working for several days.
April 2021: Kate reveals Derek was finally returning home from hospital, but he would require 24-hour care at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds
May 2021: Kate is forced to cancel a planned work project after suffering with an eye infection that left her unable to see
June 2021: Kate reveals her mum has been hospitalised after she broke her foot and twisted her ankle following a fall
Touching: In a lengthy caption the mother-of-two revealed her mum (pictured left in 2009) had broken her foot after falling on her way to the beach and once again thank NHS workers
Kate has had a challenging time in recent months after her husband Derek contracted Covid in March 2020.
The disease has left him with clots in his lungs, holes in his heart and diabetes, and since returning from hospital he’s required 24 hour care.
His symptoms were so severe he had to be placed in an induced coma for months, and finally returned home in April after spending a year in hospital, but still has a long way to go in his recovery.
Last month, Kate gave an update on her husband Derek’s health, saying he ‘can’t really move’ and still has minimal communication.
Devastating: Kate has had a challenging time in recent months after her husband Derek contracted Covid in March 2020 which left him in an induced coma
Appearing on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, the presenter said her husband is still ‘devastated’ by the virus, after having been previously warned he still has a long way to go in his recovery.
She said: ‘He came home on April the 7th so we’re a few weeks into it now. How is he? Look, he’s devastated by Covid.
‘He can’t really move, his communication is very minimal. There are moments where there’s up, you feel you know he’s in there. He has a lot of memory.
‘But the accessing of it is very limited. He’s a long way from the Derek Draper that you know Andrew but he’s home and he’s alive, he’s asleep now.’
Tough time: Last month, Kate gave an update on her husband Derek’s health, saying he ‘can’t really move’ and still has minimal communication