Bob Hawke discharged from hospital

Dominica Sanda

Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke has thanked well-wishers for their support after being discharged from a Sydney hospital.

The former Labor leader was admitted to Royal North Shore Hospital late on Monday for minor tests after having a fall and hitting his head.

Mr Hawke's office confirmed he had been discharged but had not gone to his home.

"His health is fine, but he will continue with rehabilitation," a spokeswoman said.

"Mr Hawke expresses his gratitude for the abundance of good wishes sent by friends, colleagues and strangers from all over the world."

His daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke said her 88-year-old father went by ambulance to hospital for tests, but was "fine" after having a fall.

The tests were a precaution for possible head injury, but he was given the all clear, she said.

"He's fine - no brain damage, no bleeds, no stroke, no nothing. Just a break and we're arguing about whether the break is for him or Blanche (his wife)," Ms Pieters-Hawke told the Seven Network.

Labor MP Chris Bowen on Tuesday said Mr Hawke's medical issue was being referred to as a case of "the wobbles".

Mr Hawke served as Australia's 23rd prime minister from 1983-1991 and led Labor to four consecutive election victories.