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Date: 19 December 2014

Time: 09:18

Malala Yousufzai status updates

Story posted/last updated: 01 August 2013

Please note, we will only add further updates to this page if there is a significant change in Malala's condition.

10:30, Friday 16 November 2012

Malala Yousufzai remains stable and comfortable at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

A total of £9,982.13 has now been donated to a dedicated fund within the QEHB Charity. The fund was set up soon after Malala arrived in Birmingham on 15 October, in response to the outpouring of concern from around the world and people wanting to make a donation to show their support.

The QEHB Charity is independent to the hospital. It provides funding for facilities and equipment not normally available on the NHS, such as patient and family welfare, educational projects and research.

Once Malala is well enough, the charity will ask her how she would like the money to be spent.

To donate, please click the link for the “QEHB Charity donation form”, enter your details and select “Malala Yousafzai”.

Video: Ziauddin Yousufzai, father of Malala Yousufzai, speaks about his daughter and her recovery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

12:10, Monday 12 November 2012

Malala spent another comfortable weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Her condition is stable.

12:00, Friday 9 November 2012

Malala’s condition today was described as comfortable and stable. She continues to make progress with her treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Birmingham Council House will be open from 10:00 until 14:00 on Saturday 10 November to allow people to leave messages for Malala on what has been designated Malala Day.

Anyone wishing to sign the book should go to:

Birmingham Council House
Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BB

11:40, Thursday 8 November 2012

Malala continues to make satisfactory progress at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The medical team supervising her care described her condition as comfortable and stable.

11:50, Wednesday 7 November 2012

The nursing staff caring for Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham said she remained in a stable and comfortable condition today.

11:20, Tuesday 6 November 2012

Malala remains in a stable condition and continues to make good progress with her treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

11:20, Monday 5 November 2012

Malala spent a comfortable weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

She has now been in the hospital for three weeks, under the care of a specialist team from both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals.

12:00, Friday 2 November 2012

Doctors treating Malala Yousufzai said she continues to make good progress and remains in a stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Please be advised that there will be no further updates on Malala’s condition posted here until Monday 5 November.

11:10, Thursday 1 November 2012

Malala Yousufzai remains in a stable condition in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, under the care of Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals' medical staff.

11:40, Wednesday 31 October 2012

The medical team caring for Malala Yousufzai at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham reported today that she is still stable and making good progress with her treatment.

Only the medical team from the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals and Malala’s immediate family have been given access to her bedside.

11:40, Tuesday 30 October 2012

Malala Yousufzai continues to make steady progress at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she is in a stable condition.

Yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Pakistan Minister Rehman Malik and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, met members of the medical team caring for the 15-year-old, and her father Ziauddin.

Afterwards, the ministerial delegation held a short press conference during which Mr Hague said Malala's "swift and full recovery is our absolute priority" and thanked the doctors at the hospital.

Only the medical team caring for Malala and her immediate family have been given access to her bedside.

Video: Malala Yousufzai reunited with her family on Friday 26 October 2012

12:16, Monday 29 October 2012

Malala Yousufzai spent a restful weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham surrounded by her family, who arrived in the UK last week.

She continues to make good progress and is grateful for the 5,000 messages of support that have been posted via the Trust’s website.

Photo: Malala reunited with her family

Left to right: Toorpekai Yousufzai (mother), Malala Yousufzai, Khushal Khan (brother), Ziauddin Yousufzai (father) and Apal Khan (brother)

11:05, Sunday 28 October 2012

The medical team caring for Malala Yousufzai say they are pleased with her progress, almost two weeks after she arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Malala is being looked after by staff from the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals and remains in a stable condition.

11:55, Saturday 27 October 2012

Malala Yousufzai’s condition today was described as stable following another comfortable night at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, under the care of her medical team from the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals.

16:10, Friday 26 October 2012

Video: Ziauddin Yousufzai speaks to the press

Video: Dr Dave Rosser speaks to the press

11:40, Thursday 25 October 2012

The medical team caring for Malala Yousufzai at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham said today that she was still comfortable and continued to respond well to treatment.

11:00, Wednesday 24 October 2012

Malala remains in a stable condition and continues to make good progress at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, under the care of a medical team from the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals.

Her family remain in Pakistan and it is still not yet confirmed when they will be joining her in the UK.

11:20, Tuesday 23 October 2012

Malala remains in a stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

On Monday (22 October), Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the Information Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, visited the hospital to meet with Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director.

In a private meeting, Dr Rosser gave a clinical progress report on Malala's treatment and condition. He reiterated the detail given at a media briefing last week (see video below).

The Minister also brought get-well cards and flowers for the 15-year-old, although he was not able to visit her personally. He sincerely thanked the nurses, doctors and support staff involved in her care. He said she was receiving the “best care in the world” as the hospital could provide the most appropriate expertise and experience to treat the injured teenager.

At this time, Malala’s family remain in Pakistan.

Video: Dr Dave Rosser speaks to the press, Friday 19 October 2012

11:00, Monday 22 October 2012

Malala continues to make steady progress and is in a stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

She has now been in the hospital for one week, under the care of a specialist team from both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals.

13:20, Sunday 21 October 2012

Malala is stable in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham following her sixth night under the care of Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals’ staff.

11:30, Saturday 20 October 2012

Malala's condition remains unchanged since yesterday's detailed briefing on her progress. She is stable, comfortable and responding well today.

Dr Dave Rosser has explained that Malala will now need a significant period of rest and recuperation before she has reconstructive surgery.

11:00, Saturday 20 October 2012

Consent was obtained yesterday to take and release photographs of Malala.

She would like to thank all the well-wishers for their messages of support and the doctors and nurses who are treating her.

In his briefing yesterday Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, explained that Malala would now need a significant period of rest and recuperation before she has reconstructive surgery.

13:50, Friday 19 October 2012 – additional update

The injury

  • Malala was shot at point blank range
  • Bullet hit left brow - instead of penetrating skull it travelled underneath the skin, the whole length of side of head and into neck
  • Shock wave shattered thinnest bone of skull and fragments were driven into the brain
  • Soft tissues at base of jaw/neck damaged
  • Bullet carried on through, across top of shoulder and landed above the left shoulder blade
  • The surgery to remove the bullet was successful and she was moved to the intensive care unit
  • She was then reviewed and she was transferred by the military army to specialised military facilities in Rawalpindi
  • She stabilised and improved
  • Transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) on Monday 15 October due to their expertise in gunshot and blast injuries

Care at QEHB

  • Malala was not conscious on arrival; she was in a medically-induced coma
  • Her sedation was reduced by the clinical team in a controlled manner and she regained consciousness on Tuesday afternoon
  • She had some movement then and that has since strengthened
  • At University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) she was re-evaluated fully and a number of further injuries were identified:
    • Injured left jawbone at its joint
    • Fracture of bone behind ear
    • Fracture of base of the skull

What is her condition now?

  • She is not on a ventilator; she has had a trachiostomy and is breathing through the tube in her neck
  • Can’t talk because of tube in throat but can communicate through writing
  • Understandably gets tired very easily
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Impact of brain injury, not been able to do full evaluation because brain is still swollen
  • She has movement of her arms and legs
  • She has stood with assistance from nurses
  • She is currently fighting an infection

Next steps in care

  • Needs time to recover and recuperate
  • She is still very ill
  • We need to get her strong enough to do reconstructive surgery
  • The skull bone will need to be replaced either with her own bone or with a titanium plate
  • Surgery weeks to months down the line
  • This is a fluid situation and she sustained a very, very grave injury. She’s not out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful she will make a good recovery

Malala Yousufzai’s condition this morning is “comfortable and stable”.

The 15-year-old, who sustained her injuries 10 days ago, is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with a team from both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals looking after her.

Malala’s family remain in Pakistan at this time.

Malala Yousafzai continues to receive one-to-one nursing care, 24 hours a day, from staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, working alongside colleagues from Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Her condition remains "stable" and doctors say she is responding well to treatment.

Malala’s family remain in Pakistan at this time.

Malala Yousafzai’s condition remains stable. She spent a third comfortable night in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and doctors are pleased with her progress so far.

The various specialist consultants from both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals continue to asses her on a daily basis.

At this time Malala’s family remain in Pakistan.

A spokesman for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham said Malala Yousafzai remained in a stable condition and continued to impress doctors by responding well to her care.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) understands there have been reports that Malala’s family have travelled to the UK and that they are with her at the hospital. We can clarify that currently the family are still in Pakistan.

Malala Yousafzai this morning "remains stable" according to the medical team monitoring her care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

She spent a second comfortable night at the hospital and continues to be cared for by Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s Hospital doctors.

Malala continues to make good progress at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham under the care of specialist doctors from the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s hospitals.

Medical Director Dr Dave Rosser reported on Tuesday that the team had been “impressed with her strength and resilience”.

Her condition on Tuesday afternoon was described as “stable” and her response to treatment so far indicated that she could make a good recovery from her injuries.

09:00, Tuesday 16 October 2012

Malala Yousafzai safely arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) on Monday afternoon (15 October) and was assessed by a number of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s (UHB) multi-specialist doctors, working alongside colleagues from Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The medical team included clinicians from Neurosurgery, Imaging, Trauma and Therapies, who will be planning her onward care pathway to ensure all her clinical needs are met.

Malala spent a comfortable night at QEHB and her condition this morning is described as "stable".

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