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Couple married 67 years have hospital beds put side-by-side so they can spend final days together

Couple married 67 years have hospital beds put side-by-side so they can spend final days together

A devoted couple have had their hospital beds moved side by side so that they can spend wife Beatrice's final days together, The Bolton News reports.

Bert Whitehead, aged 90, is comforting Beatrice, 87, as she battles cancer at the Royal Bolton Hospital, after staff moved them so they could be close to each other.

The childhood sweethearts, who have been married for 67 years, were both recently admitted to the hospital.

Mrs Whitehead was taken in four weeks ago, suffering from bone cancer.

Shortly afterwards, Mr Whitehead's health deteriorated and he was admitted to B3 ward earlier in the week.