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Hospital wedding for Wirral couple
A TERMINALLY-ill Wirral man said 'I do' to his long-time sweetheart in a special ceremony at Arrowe Park Hospital.
Cancer patient Peter Stewart tied the knot with Irene, his partner of 27 years, in front of close family and friends on one of the hospital wards.
When Peter found out that his tumour was inoperable, the couple from Birkenhead started planning the wedding.
Speaking after the ceremony, Irene said: "The nursing staff here have been absolutely fantastic. They've been 100% with me at all times.
"They've kept me informed 24/7 about Peter’s condition and have been brilliant round the clock. The little things they do for us, really mean a lot. They all deserve a round of applause.
"People say that nurses aren’t appreciated. I can tell you now as Mrs Irene Stewart, that they’re very much appreciated."
Margy Shone is a Clinical Support Worker at Arrowe Park Hospital and is part of the nursing team looking after Peter.
She said: "I've worked for the NHS for 30 years but this is the first hospital wedding I've been part of.
"We've been caring for Peter for a number of weeks now and he is such an amazing person. All of the nursing staff love him dearly.
"Time is obviously extremely precious for Peter and his wife Irene.
"We're just so thankful we could help mark such a cherished occasion here at Arrowe Park Hospital for the newly weds and their family and friends."
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