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Couple engaged for 10 years finally marry at hospital bedside after husband’s cancer diagnosis

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as a dying man married his long-term fiancee in hospital. 

Malcolm Eyles, 68, and Maureen Blackwell, 67, were finally able to tie the knot after a 10-year engagement in an emotional bedside ceremony.    

The couple, from Malvern, got married at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, after Malcolm was diagnosed with terminal cancer within days of being admitted to hospital with chest pains. 

Malcolm Eyles, 68, and Maureen Blackwell, 67, got married after a 10-year engagement at his bedside at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Malcolm Eyles, 68, and Maureen Blackwell, 67, got married after a 10-year engagement at his bedside at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital

The couple kissed as it was announced they were now husband and wife

The couple kissed as it was announced they were now husband and wife

Malcolm Eyles, 68, and Maureen Blackwell, 67, got married after a 10-year engagement at his bedside at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital

The pair decided to get married after Malcolm was given the devastating news that he had terminal lung cancer last week

The pair decided to get married after Malcolm was given the devastating news that he had terminal lung cancer last week

The pair decided to get married after Malcolm was given the devastating news that he had terminal lung cancer last week

Malcolm was admitted to hospital last week with chest pains but after scans he was given the devastating news that he had terminal lung cancer. 

After receiving the shocking bombshell, the couple decided to get married and staff at the hospital helped them arrange a bedside ceremony at short notice.

The pair held hands as the registrar conducted the ceremony in his room which the staff had decorated with a banner saying ‘Just Married’ as well as hearts and flowers strung up on the door frame. 

Two nurses in the room were witnesses for the ceremony

Two nurses in the room were witnesses for the ceremony

The hospital staff gathered to watch the wedding and threw confetti over the newlyweds

The hospital staff gathered to watch the wedding and threw confetti over the newlyweds

Two nurses in the room were witnesses for the ceremony and other hospital staff gathered to watch the wedding, throwing confetti over the newlyweds

Maureen stroked her husband’s face and he began to cry as she put the wedding ring on his finger.

Two cardiology nurses witnessed the ceremony for them and other staff gathered around Malcolm’s bed to be a part of the emotional ceremony.

After the registrar announced they were man and wife, Maureen leaned over and kissed her new husband, while staff threw confetti over them.

A Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust spokesman said: ‘Congratulations to the couple for finally tying the knot after ten years of engagement.’ 

Source: Daily Mail

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