The Good Morning Britain star, 53, is said to have been given a huge boost after doctors finally gave Derek the green light to be discharged.
In her documentary Finding Derek, Kate revealed she’s already spent thousands converting the ground floor of their north London home to make it suitable for her husband – adding a downstairs bedroom, wet room and wheelchair ramps.
However, Kate is now going to have to pay for round-the-clock medical care for Derek too as his recovery needs to be closely monitored by experts.
The Sun reports the bills may end up running into the “tens of thousands”.
Kate is believed to have mulled over the prospect of looking after Derek herself, but she recently admitted he needs to be in the hands of professionals.
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain last month, Kate was asked by her co-host Ben Shephard about whether she might give up work to look after her husband, and she told him: “You can’t get rid of me that easily. I’m not going anywhere, Shephard!”
Kate went on to explain: “I don’t think I ever really saw it as giving up work. I saw it was, ‘Right, I’m going to have to rethink my future.’
“This is what anyone who is facing a long-term, impacted illness is going through and that’s going to mean altering my life.
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“Actually, the reality is ITV and Global Radio, everyone has been so supportive and to be honest, being here has kept me sane.
“Even though I think I have all of the answers, Derek doesn’t need me.
“What Derek needs is speciality medical support. They need expertise and I’m not an expert.”
Derek spent more than a year in hospital after being struck down with Covid-19 in March 2020 and the bug left him with serious health conditions including clots in his lungs and holes in his heart.