Dying Sheila Marsh was given this last chance to see her favourite horse after it was brought to her hospital bedside by the caring staff.
The 77-year-old grandmother of four children was clearly delighted as her favourite horse Bronwen gently nuzzled her just a few short hours before she died of cancer. The scene photographed at Wigan Royal Infirmary in Greater Manchester after staff moved the patient’s bed outside reduced everyone to tears. Her daughter Tina said, “I was crying my eyes out and all the nurses were crying, too. She took comfort out of it and it was a beautiful moment. She loved her horses and she loved and adored all animals. Her condition did not get any better and the hospital allowed us to bring Bronwen in. it was a matter of hours later that she passed away. I want to thank the hospital and all the nurses. It was very important for my mum.”