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Seriously injured lovebird proposes on hospital helipad

By Tom Oakley | Stafford | News | Published:

Love was in the air when a patient proposed to his partner on the same helipad he was airlifted to hospital on after a serious car crash.

Paul Price from Stafford proposes to his fiancée Lianne Camsell on the helipad at Royal Stoke hospital

Paul Price, from Stafford, proposed to his fiancée Lianne Camsell on the helicopter landing pad at the Royal Stoke hospital.

And, to his relief, she said yes.

Mr Price, who was involved in a serious car crash earlier this month, said: “I’ve been here at Royal Stoke since I was involved in a road traffic collision 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 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.”

To make the proposal extra special, he even proposed on his wife-to-be’s 30th birthday.

Mr Price is still recovering after being rushed to the hospital's Major Trauma Centre on June 13 with injuries including a broken wrist, broken arm and fractured sternum.

Jennifer Bowers, junior ward sister at the hospital, said: “We are absolutely committed to ensuring our patients receive the very highest standard care, and we see being able to facilitate this for Paul and Lianne as part of our job.

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“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.”

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Shropshire Star reporter responsible for the covering Telford and Bridgnorth and the surrounding areas. Got a story? Email tom.oakley@shropshirestar.co.uk or call 01952 241457.

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