Severely ill father is flown from Spain to Manchester after hospital bed is found

Matthew Parkes leaving hospital in Majorca Credit: M.E.N

A severely ill dad who faces a life-changing amputation has flown back to Britain after being stranded in a Spanish hospital.

Matthew Parkes needs a triple amputation after falling seriously ill on holiday. But he was unable to leave hospital in Majorca because Wythenshawe’s intensive care unit was full.

The 38-year-old business manager from Bramhall, Stockport, was on holiday with wife Pamela their four-year-old daughter Sophia when he developed a sore throat.

Matthew has now been diagnosed with Castleman Disease – a rare lymph node condition which meant Matthew’s body couldn’t fight off the throat infection.

Pamela Parkes said: