Mum-of-three from Northfield with terminal cancer gets married in hospital with nurses’ help

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The nurses sourced a gorgeous dress and sharp tailoring, delicious cakes, and arranged all the formalities for the family to celebrate the precious moment together

A mum-of-three with terminal cancer was able to get married in a stunning wedding thanks to nurses at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).

Lacey O’Driscoll, 34, from Northfield, Birmingham shares three children, Daisy 10, Olivia 9, and Kyla 3, with her now-husband, Kyle Page. He proposed to her on Valentine’s Day and the wedding took place in February at the hospital. Lacey’s three daughters were the bridesmaids during the wedding.

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Upper GI clinical nurse specialists, supported by the Ward 625 team, sourced a gorgeous dress and sharp tailoring, delicious cakes, and arranged all the formalities for the family to celebrate the precious moment together.

Lacey was diagnosed with a stomach cancer at the start of the year. Sadly, it was found to not be treatable.

Now Mrs Page (nee O’Driscoll), Lacey thanked the nursing team for making it happen, she said: “The nurses have done an amazing job and I’m so grateful for the beautiful day they were able to put together in such as short amount of time. Thank you.”

Leading the arrangements, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rachel Ede, said: “When Kyle proposed, we wanted Lacey and Kyle both to have the most special day, surrounded by their lovely children and family.

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A photo the Page family (Photo - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)A photo the Page family (Photo - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)
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“We were able to leap into action as a team of upper GI clinical nurse specialists along with the Ward 625 team to source a stunning dress, in which Lacey looked just beautiful, suit fittings for the groom who looked dashing, and we arranged the registrar to marry them - also arranging a blessing from the hospital chaplain. Lacey’s family and friends arranged the gorgeous flowers and balloons to make it that much more special.”

Upper GI clinical nurse specialist Fay Prince said: “There have been lots of smiles, laughter and tears as we worked to make sure Lacey’s wedding goes off without a hitch. It is amazing to see that so many came together to give Lacey, Kyle and family these special moments to treasure forever.”

“At the last minute we remembered we had forgotten the confetti, and in a flurry we found some coloured paper and a hole punch, making our own confetti to give Lacey and Kyle a little bit of extra wedding magic. We’re so happy to have been able to make this happen for Lacey and Kyle.”

Chief Executive Jonathan Brotherton said: “Well done to these amazing colleagues who always pull out all the stops for our patients, it makes me so proud that our teams are able to do such amazing things like this, which, even if given six month’s planning time, is a lot to arrange.

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“To Lacey and Kyle, from our UHB family to yours, congratulations on your marriage, we hope to have helped you make some very special and treasured memories and we all wish you and your family all the very best.”

The wedding dress, food and decorations were sourced locally from June Peony Bridal Couture of Islington Row Middleway, Birmingham, The Dressing Rooms Bridal of Manor Lane, Halesowen, and M&S Simply Food, High St, Harborne.

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