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Michael Schumacher: Formula One champ's wife 'building £10 million medical suite at couple's home'

Michael Schumacher's wife is building a £10 million medical suite in the couple's home to enable him to leave hospital.

Corinna Schumacher is reported to be installing the fully-equipped facility at their house on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

The 45-year-old Formula One champion's skiing incident occurred three months ago. He has been in a medically-induced coma at Grenble University Hospital in France.

Doctors say it's highly unlikely he will ever wake up.

Schumacher's doctor GaryHartstein said last week that fans of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher should be prepared for "really bad news".

Mr Hartstein suggested Schumacher could be moved home to be with his family - if doctors were able to build an specially-catered intensive care unit - because the French hospital will at some point experience pressure on bed space.

He wrote: "I think it is inevitable that should the status quo continue, the ICU [intensive care unit] staff may well, at some point in the not-distant future, decide that the patient they’ve just been asked to admit has a higher need for that bed than Michael, given his clinical situation and prognosis.

Every day Schumacher's family travel nearly 250km to the hospital where they spend up to 10 hours by his side.

Since his accident, the racing legend has lost 25 per cent of his body mass to weigh only 55kg.

Further reading

Michael Schumacher: Former F1 doctor Gary Harstein warns fans must 'prepare for the worst' 

Michael Schumacher: 'small signs' of hope for Formula One champion

Michael Schumacher casts shadow over Formula One circus 

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