Former mayor recovering with pacemarker after sudden heart failure

Former mayor recovering with pacemarker after sudden heart failure

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Lucy Golding

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Former mayor recovering with pacemarker after sudden heart failure

The wife of a former mayor has praised the rapid response of emergency services following her husband's sudden heart failure.

Albert 'Bert' Bellworthy, Mayor of Maidenhead and Windsor from 1981-82, collapsed on Wednesday, September 4, outside Desborough Bowls Club in York Road.

The 83-year-old, who was heading to pick his wife Marlene from the club, was spotted by a passer-by who called an ambulance.

Marlene rushed to her husband's side and the ambulance arrived in only a few minutes.

"Everything was great," said Marlene who was immensely impressed by the quality of care provided to her husband by the paramedic on the scene as well staff at Wexham Park Hospital.

The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in March.

Marlene also wanted to thank the woman who dialled 999 and members of the public who offered their assistance.

Albert remained in hospital for two days and is recovering at home in Pinkneys Road after having a pacemaker fitted.

He was full of praise for the paramedic, who is based at St Mark's Hospital, and the health service.

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