FIRST Minister Peter Robinson has been discharged from hospital and is back home recuperating after suffering a heart attack.
The 66-year-old broke the news this morning on his Twitter account.
He tweeted: “Happy to be discharged and back home.
“Thanks to the wonderful RVH cardiac team – everyone a star.
“Many thanks to all who sent messages of support and encouragementin the last week.
“Your thoughts and prayers have been really appreciated.”
It is not known how long the DUP leader will be off work.
However, the party has refused to appoint a temporary First Minister while he was in hospital.
Mr Robinson was rushed from his Co Down home on Monday morning after he complained of “chest pains”.
He was first taken to the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald for treatment.
However, it was decided to transfer him to the cardiac unit at the RVH for specialist treatment.
The Belfast Trust later revealed that he had undergone a “procedure” and his condition was stable.
After four days in hospital, cardiac doctors decided to discharge him this morning to continue his recovery at home.