Love is in the air at Royal Stoke University Hospital today (Monday 19 June 2017), as Major Trauma patient Paul Price proposed to his partner Lianne Camsell. The proposal, from Paul to Lianne, took place on the helipad at Royal Stoke – where Paul was airlifted to – and Lianne said yes!
Paul was admitted to the Royal Stoke Major Trauma Centre after being involved in a road traffic collision. His injuries include a broken wrist and broken arm and fractured sternum, and his recovery has seen him receive treatment on the Critical Care Unit and Acute Rehabilitation Trauma Unit (ARTU) at Royal Stoke.
Paul, who is from Stafford, 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 be able 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 ARTU, 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.
"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."