Coventry couple tie the knot at UHCW with support from our team after four decades

Phillip and Patricia’s story began more than four decades ago on the set of a pantomime they were both working on.

And today, staff at University Hospital, Coventry were able to play their part in helping the couple officially become husband and wife.

After more than 46 years, Phillip, 78, and Patricia, 88, from Coventry were planning on holding their nuptials after the pandemic. But after a year of waiting their plans changed, and they called upon our help to hold their wedding at UHCW.

Thanks to our thoughtful staff, dedicated chaplains and Coventry Registry Office, the couple said “I do” this afternoon on one of our wards with Modern Matron May Parsons and Junior Doctor Leigh Anne Brace as witnesses.

It may not have been the wedding they imagined, but our amazing staff were able to add some much need sparkle to make their ceremony special by adding a few traditional touches, such as ‘new’ decorations, ‘borrowed’ rings, an army of ‘blue’ bridesmaids and, most importantly, an ‘old’, timeless love.

This heart-warming reminder shows that it isn’t a choir and bouquets that make a wedding special; it’s commemorating the everlasting bond that two people share.

From everyone at UHCW, we wish Phillip and Patricia a huge congratulations and all the happiness in the world. It’s an afternoon we won’t forget.