Yulia Skripal 'rapidly improving' and said to be eating and drinking

Yulia Skripal 'rapidly improving' and said to be eating and drinking

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 3:11pm 29th March 2018. (Updated at 7:48am 30th March 2018)

Salisbury District Hospital tell us that the daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a 'critical condition'.

Doctors at Salisbury District Hospital say Yulia Skripal is 'no longer in a critical condition', and is understood to be eating and drinking in hospital.

The news comes three weeks after she and her ex-Russian spy father. Sergei. were poisoned in a 'nerve agent' attack.

Yulia is now 'stable' but still receiving round the clock care, according to the NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Christine Blanshard, Medical Director for Salisbury District Hospital, said:

"I'm pleased to be able to report an improvement in the condition of Yulia Skripal. She has responded well to treatment but continues to receive expert clinical care 24 hours a day."

Her Dad, Sergei Skripal, remains in a critical but stable condition, also at Salisbury District Hospital.

Police now believe the pair would have been subjected to nerve agent at Mr Skripal's house in Christie Miller Road in Salisbury.

Christie Miller Road sign
Sergei Skripal's home is on Christie Miller Road in Salisbury

Investigations are taking place at the home at the moment, and that's expected to take weeks, if not months.

Dr Blanshard has also praised the staff that are caring for the Skripals:

"I want to take this opportunity to once again thank the staff of Salisbury District Hospital for delivering such high quality care to these patients over the last few weeks; I am very proud both of our front-line staff and all those who support them."

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