Schumi's home nursing: R1.7m A WEEK!

2014-11-03 10:13

GENEVA, Switzerland -  Former Formula 1 doctor Gary Hartstein doubts that Michael Schumacher will ever recover from his ski-crash brain injuries.

Britain's Daily Mail claims the F1 legend's wife Corinna is spending the equivalent of R1.7-million per week on his care at their Swiss estate, including an around-the-clock medical team and state-of-the-art equipment.

However, the newspaper believes Schumacher remains in a "minimally conscious" state and is not yet even sitting up unaided let alone walking or talking.


Hartstein, who has been outspoken throughout the Schumacher family's ordeal in 2014, thinks it is worrying that so little is known officially about the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver's progress.

Hartstein said: "As time goes on it becomes less and less likely that Michael will emerge to any significant extent."

He speculated that - in effect - Schumacher remains basically comatose.

Hartstein said: "Life expectancy for a comatose patient who does not improve neurologically is measured in months to relatively few years."

The newspaper's correspondents Allan Hall and Olga Craig quoted a long-time friend of the family as agreeing that the outlook for Schumacher's future was not clear.

"Will he speak again? Will he walk again? Will he be able to feed and dress himself? The doctors don't know. Nobody can know," the unnamed friend said.

"The probability is that he will never be the man he was before the accident. That much is starkly clear."


  • James Bergwerff - 2014-11-03 10:33

    We can just Hope and Pray for a Miracle and Godspeed to his family and loved ones .

      Ryan Viljoen - 2014-11-03 12:09

      "The probability is that he will never be the man he was before the accident." Even if he is half the man he was before, that would make him above normal. True legend. Wish him a full recovery.

      Janine Roberts Owen - 2014-11-03 16:10

      think he wouldnt want to live like he is. and would want them to pull the plug.

      Antie Corruption - 2014-11-03 20:52

      @ Atheitisgodfrey - wow you are an idiot. If it wasn't for AnthonyfromAfrica I would say you are the biggest idiot on this forum. Why would anyone with more than 2 brain cells make such a useless pathetic comment. You know 100% for a fact and have proof there definitely is no God?????

      NoeNoe - 2014-11-04 01:06

      @atheitisgodfrey - It really is a pity that people like you actually survive childbirth. They must have thrown the baby away and kept the placenta in your case.

  • Lebohang Ntata-Nyakallo Jeed - 2014-11-03 10:58


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  • Ennia Mikateko Chauke - 2014-11-03 11:34

    this guy want to finish all his money before he die

      Zuma de Boer - 2014-11-04 10:40

      Good one!

  • Tavengwa Chivirira Muchini - 2014-11-03 11:37

    He should have stayed home and watch Arsenal play to avoid all this

  • Delia Naude - 2014-11-03 12:53

    At least they are paying for it themselves...not like here where the taxpayer now has to pay for sport star's funerals. Hope he recovers soon.

  • Helen Vermeulen McGregor - 2014-11-03 13:23

    Yes this F1 doc says this after never cing Schumi or knowing the real extend of his injuries wheras the Doctor who helped MICHAEL when he arrived at hospital says the opposite. I tend to place my faith in the Dr who has been attending to SCHUMI & he says within 3 years Schumi will recover with all the specialists Corina has got attending to him.

  • denise.coates.98 - 2014-11-03 13:26

    Sorry but chances of even a minimum recovery are less than 10%. Sad, but true. Let the family be.

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2014-11-03 16:00

    What is the point of speculating,why is this speculation even news?He is not a treating Dr,or is feeling left out cos he was never approched. His opinion means 0

  • Jabula Nkomo - 2014-11-03 17:35


  • Valerie Vale - 2014-11-03 21:56

    Schumi you can do it!

  • mark.heath.3388 - 2014-11-03 23:06

    @Antie, and how much proof do you have that there definately is a god????????????

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