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:

I’ll be at the hospital waiting for him. It’s going to be a long road ahead but we are prepared. “We have found out his tumours are not cancerous so when they wake him up we will have hope. “We know about the amputation, we know about the chemotherapy, but we are prepared.

Pamela Parkes