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Hospital staff who helped dying bride an example to us all

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We often take the efforts of hospital staff for granted, failing to recognise the incredible work they do every day, often looking after desperately ill people and providing care with a very human touch.

That quality was demonstrated in spades at Altnagelvin Hospital when staff transformed a consulting room into a chapel fit for the wedding of a terminally ill woman and her partner. Sadly, she was unable to go to the room, but she made her vows at her bedside before dying a few hours later. It was never going to be a happy-ever-after story, but staff went the extra mile to help a couple fulfil their dream. No one could ask more.

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