The former president of the Welsh Liberal Democrats says he owes the NHS his life after being treated for coronavirus.
William Powell, a former Assembly Member for the Mid and West Wales, and a sitting Powys councillor, had been seriously ill.
He thanked staff at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny and Crickhowell Group Practice for his care, after being on a ventilator for three weeks.
He praised their "kindness".
"I'm getting stronger and more determined with each day that passes," he said.
4 weeks or so ago my phone expired, as I put myself in the hands of the fantastic #Welsh NHS. It was far from clear I would ever switch it on again. I owe clinicians, nurses, support & technical staff from Wales & all over the world my life. Diolch o galon ❤ Thank You #WelshNHS pic.twitter.com/EZhN5utXfl— William Powell🔶 (@WmPowell2016) April 25, 2020
"In terms of care over the period it does create a fresh challenge getting strong again - getting that strength is the key thing now and following instructions."
In a tweet, he said he owed clinicians his life.