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Margaret Thatcher leaves hospital after operation to remove growth from her bladder
Surgery was 'minimally invasive' and former PM said to be in good spirits
23:45 GMT, 29 December 2012
Margaret Thatcher has left hospital after having a growth removed from her bladder, sources said last night.
The former Conservative Prime Minister was said to be ‘doing well’ after the minor operation.
Baroness Thatcher, 87, who has suffered ill health in recent years, spent Christmas in a Central London hospital after being admitted earlier this month.
On the mend: Doctors say former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering from a 'minimally invasive' surgery to remove a growth from her bladder
Well wisher: Current Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to send his best wishes to Margaret Thatcher
According to reports last night, she left hospital on Friday and is now understood to be ‘convalescing privately’.
It is not clear whether she is now at home.
Shortly after she was admitted to hospital, Lord Bell, a friend and former adviser, said the former PM had undergone ‘minimally invasive’ surgery.
He added: ‘She’s very tough. The doctors are perfectly happy. They say the operation has been completely satisfactory.’
Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted a message to Lady Thatcher after her admission, saying that he wished her a ‘speedy recovery’.