Cally comes home to Arbroath

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Brave four-year-old Cally Simpson has returned to a new home in Arbroath after nearly a year in hospital.

Cally’s mother Kate Miller will now be able to care for her daughter out of a hospital environment and in the comfort of their own home.

The countdown for the move began in March as Cally and Kate prepared for the transition to a new, fully equipped house.

Cally will continue to travel to Armistead nursery in Dundee.

A tragic accident while on holiday left Cally fighting for her life after she fell into a pool at the Villa Marina hotel in Salou.

With her mother by her bedside, Cally began her recovery in Spain before being moved to Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Kids last July for further treatment.

Inching closer to Angus, Cally continued her recovery at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Fears for the tot’s recuperation were unfounded and her family’s unwavering strength has resulted in her being discharged from Ninewells to return home with her mum.

Kate said: “Super Cally is doing absolutely amazing. It’s been a long hard road but we had our last discharge meeting at Ninewells on April 24.

“It’s super exciting and she has also been home for a day visit to her new house.

“Thanks to everyone for all the support and especially to the lovely people who helped sort her new house and made it perfect for her coming home.”

When the accident first happened, Ms Miller was advised by Spanish and Scottish doctors that it was very unlikely Cally would survive.

Cally, from Arbroath, had been on her first foreign holiday, to Salou, with her father Steven and grandmother Wendy Simpson when the accident happened.