A spokeswoman for University College Hospital, London, said: "She had plastic surgery to her face on Friday and recovered well from the anaesthetic. She remains in intensive care but her condition is stable and she is improving."
Ms McDonald, 44, received serious head injuries in the accident in Islington, north London.
Police declined to comment yesterday on reports that the police van was travelling on the wrong side of the road. It was claimed that it pulled out and overtook a line of stationary cars queued at a red traffic light.
A 27-year-old police constable has been suspended from driving duty and an investigation launched as routine.Reuse content