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Right Arrow Wedding bells ring as hospital helps celebrate couple’s marriage
21 January 2017 at 15:14

Tricia Lorenz, a patient at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, today married partner of four years, Steve McEntee at the centre.


Tricia, from Wrexham, has been a patient at the centre (based at Southport hospital) for seven months following a medical procedure in March 2016 that left her paralysed and on a ventilator. Steve proposed to her shortly after and today they were surrounded by family and friends as they said their vows. Staff from the spinal unit where Tricia has been receiving care, were also there to join in the celebrations. Guests were serenaded by KD Taggart, a regular singer in Tricia and Steve’s local in Frodsham, Kash 22.


Special permission from the registrar was given for the couple to marry in the centre’s day room and generous suppliers to the Trust donated the food free of charge.


Tricia commented: “We’ve had such a lovely day, Steve and I would like to say thank you to all the staff who have made our wedding possible, and to our family and friends who have travelled here to be with us.”


Tricia continues to receive care at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, however, new husband Steve is supervising the adaptation of his home in Frodsham so it is suitable for Tricia to join him when she is able to.


Congratulations to the happy couple!


Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust


Telephone     01704 705061



Twitter            @SONHSTrust



Notes for editors


  1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.  
  2. Suppliers who generously donated food and tableware:
    • Adelie Foods
    • Birtwistle Meat
    • Bako
    • Ribble Farm Foods
    • Freshfayre
    • Alliance