Long-term hospital patient from Northamptonshire reunited with missed labrador after months apart

Bob and Millie
Bob and Millie

A long-term Northampton General Hospital patient has been reunited with his dog after three months apart.

Bob Smith from Finedon hadn’t seen black labrador Millie because of a combined stay at NGH and a London hospital.

Bob and Millie and the NGH team

Bob and Millie and the NGH team

But the NGH therapies team and Becket ward staff who arranged for the two to have a long-awaited reunion at the hospital site.

Occupational therapist Laura O’Connor and physiotherapist Hannah Long got Bob mobile in a wheelchair and took him outside in the sun.

Bob’s wife, Eileen, said: “Millie is very much her ‘dad’s’ dog, because he’s always taken her for walks and played with her.

“She’s not been well either recently, and there’s no doubt they’ve both been missing each other.”

An NGH spokeswoman said: “Bob has been a patient of ours for a while and hadn’t seen Millie for three months, so well done to our team!

“Best wishes to Bob from all of us at NGH, and we hope it’s not long before you’re fully recovered and keeping each other company once more.”

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