Royal Stoke staff help patient with helipad proposal

A Stafford man recovering at the Royal Stoke University Hospital following a car crash has proposed to his partner, with the help of ward staff.

Paul Price was admitted to the Major Trauma Centre on 13 June, and is being treated for injuries including a broken wrist, broken arm and fractured sternum.

He has got down on one knee to ask partner Lianne Camsell to marry him on the helipad where he was brought after the crash – and Lianne said yes!

Paul said: “I’ve been here at Royal Stoke since I was involved in a road traffic collision last week as I was on my way to pick my son up after work.

"I’ve got absolutely no recollection of the collision itself, but I do know that I’ve received some great care from the staff.

"It’s absolutely wonderful to do this here at the hospital on the helipad where I was brought in after the accident.

“It’s been slow but steady progress in terms of getting back up to speed following the accident and the injuries I sustained, but I’m hopeful of being back home soon.

"Today is actually Lianne’s 30th birthday and what better way to celebrate than this. We are both just looking forward to enjoying life together now.”

Jennifer Bowers, Junior Ward sister Acute Rehabilitation Trauma Unit, said: “As soon as we heard Paul was thinking of proposing on the helipad, we were determined to make sure it happened and we’re delighted that Paul was able to carry out his wish. It’s fantastic for all the staff to see something like this as it’s not every day that you see a marriage proposal at work!

“Everyone on ward 227 is wishing Paul a speedy recovery and a long and enjoyable life together for the happy couple.”


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