Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Defence Minister Linda Reynolds’ health has improved since being admitted to a Canberra hospital yesterday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Defence Minister Linda Reynolds' health has improved since being admitted to a Canberra hospital yesterday.
The defence minister is on medical leave after receiving advice from her cardiologist relating to a pre-existing medical condition.
"I can tell you that she's much improved from where she was the night before," Mr Morrison said today.
"And under doctors' instructions, she will remain under observation for a few more days yet."
Ms Reynolds was due to speak at the National Press Club yesterday but the appearance was cancelled after she was admitted to hospital.
Mr Morrison said the senator was looking forward to returning to her duties and "getting on with the job".
"She's doing a great job," he added.
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The senator's hospitalisation follows intense scrutiny over her handling of rape allegations from former staffer Brittany Higgins.
Ms Higgins expressed her concern for Ms Reynolds in a Twitter post yesterday, sending well wishes to the minister.
"I genuinely hope Linda Reynolds is okay and wish her all the best with her recovery," she said.https://twitter.com/BrittHiggins_/status/1364359720866226176
It is not known how long Ms Reynolds will be absent from her role, with Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne to act as Defence Minister until her return.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/defence-minister-linda-reynolds-health-improved-says-prime-minister-scott-morrison/a594be2e-a04c-47c2-8f39-3efd5490fb98