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Kate Garraway addresses the 'tough' financial cost of caring for husband Derek Draper

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Kate Garraway has been extremely open about her husband Derek Draper's health battle since he contracted coronavirus back in 2020.In a new interview with The Sun, the Good Morning Britain presenter touched upon the financial impact caring for her partner has had on the family.WATCH: Kate Garraway grills Matt Hancock about his time as Health Secretary "Every day is a roller coaster.

Derek's spirit fluctuates," she told the publication. "Sometimes he lies there, unable to move, with tears rolling down his face and it is heart-breaking.

But if it's hard for us, I cannot imagine how hard it must be for him."In recent weeks, Kate has paid for two rounds of a "potentially life-saving" Mexican medical trial, however, the ongoing costs have been "tough financially"."Perhaps there is the assumption that because I'm on the telly, and because people have heard so much of Derek's story - and he has touched so many hearts - that we've had special treatment from the NHS or bypassed waiting lists," she added.READ MORE: Kate Garraway inundated with support following 'tricky 48 hours'"We haven't jumped any queues, which is just as it should be.

There are only so many resources, and we are still waiting on referrals from almost three years ago. Of course, it's been tough financially." Derek has been receiving round-the-clock careDerek is still suffering from the effects of COVID-19 after he contracted the disease in March 2020 and spent 13 months in the hospital.

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