February 28, 2021

A couple gets married in the ICU minutes before being intubated for coronavirus in Tortosa


The Verge de la Cinta Hospital in Tortosa (Tarragona).

The Verge de la Cinta Hospital in Tortosa (Tarragona).
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The Verge de la Cinta Hospital in Tortosa (Tarragona) was the scene last Friday of an emotional story: a 58 and 54-year-old couple, both admitted to the center for coronavirus, got married urgently in the ICU minutes before being intubated and sedated.

As published in the Diario de Tarragona and EFE has been able to confirm, the couple, from Deltebre (Tarragona), entered last week in serious condition at the reference hospital in the Ebro Lands. Upon being transferred to the ICU, they expressed their wish to get married.

The couple had previously started the procedures to make the union official, but they had not yet been able to carry it out. After analyzing the seriousness of the situation, the hospital staff decided to carry out the link before sedating and intubating them.

A judge, a judicial secretary and a coroner traveled to the hospital to formalize the procedures, protected at all times with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Doctors from the center acted as witnesses.

All those present, health personnel and others admitted to the ICU, they erupted in applause once the link is held. The couple, who are still hospitalized, were then sedated.

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