I think I've already posted this story but this was updated earlier this afternoon.
Father-of-three dies from 'swine flu' 10 days after marrying love of his life
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:31 PM on 31st December 2010
738 people in intensive care with suspected flu in England - 60 per cent increase on last week
36 deaths from swine flu - all aged under 65
A father-of-three is believed to have died from swine flu on Boxing Day, just 10 days after he married the love of his life.
Martin Clorley, 37, fell ill two days after his wedding to Nicola Bartley, 39, on 16 December. He died in Wrexham Maelor Hospital in north Wales on 26 December.
He died on Boxing Day after suffering flu-like symptoms
Results of a post-mortem are expected to confirm that Mr Clorley was a victim of swine flu.
His death comes as official figures reveal the number of people in intensive care with confirmed or suspected flu in England has risen to 738. That is up 60 per cent on the previous week, according to Department of Health figures. There are 42 youngsters aged under five battling the virus.
The latest death toll for flu is 39 - 36 of which are from the H1N1 virus. All but one of the victims was under 65-years-old
Mr Clorley's condition worsened on Christmas Day and Nicola called an out-of-hours medical service. They spoke to Martin and advised him to rest.
But by 5am on Boxing Day Martin, a traffic management engineer, had deteriorated. He was taken by ambulance to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, in north Wales, where he later died.
Nicola Clorley, pictured with her husband and children, said she had a pile of wedding cards and a pile of sympathy cards at home
Four other patients are currently being treated at the same hospital for swine flu and two of them are in intensive care.
Mr Clorely's widow Nicola said: 'I've got a pile of wedding cards and another pile of sympathy cards. It's like it's not real. It's just like I'm talking about someone else.
'It's so cruel that he won't see his daughters growing up. I miss him terribly.'
Early to bed tonight - Facebook message of swine flu father who died days later
A newsagent has died from suspected swine flu after falling ill on Christmas Eve.
Paul Band, 48, collapsed at his home in the village of Copmanthorpe near York in the early hours on 28 December, after complaining of flu-like symptoms.
He died at 10pm that day at York Hospital. Doctors told his family they thought Mr Band had contracted a virus, possibly swine flu, which led to him collapsing of a suspected heart attack.
Mr Band, described by his brother-in-law as the 'friendliest of people', leaves a widow, Jayne, a seven-year-old son Nathan and a 17-month-old daughter Leah.
Just days before his death Mr Band had written on his Facebook page, complaining of feeling ill.
He wrote: 'Bed early tonight... it is time for my body, after today, to be regenerated by the healing properties of sleep and wrapped up duvet warmth.'
Mrs Clorley, who works at the chemist in Coedpoeth, said: 'How can somebody get the flu and then be dead?
'He was a healthy person. I want answers but really, nothing will help. The only thing that would help would be for him to walk through the door.'
The couple, who have been together for 12 years, wed at Wrexham Register Office on December 16.
They have a daughter Imogen, four, and a 16-month old called Ella. Mrs Clorley also has 18-year-old daughter Darryl.
Mr Clorley had finished work for Lux Traffic Management in Rhos for two weeks the day before and was looking forward to a family Christmas.
Originally from Nantwich, he met his future wife when they worked together at a car part manufacturers on Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Stepdaughter Darryl said he was a 'brilliant' father figure who had helped her a great deal. Mr Clorley had also booked a surprise holiday to Majorca for the whole family for June.
He was also a keen Manchester United fan and loved going to watch the games with his nephew Jack.
Mrs Clorley said: 'He was lovely and would do anything for the children. He was a real family man.
'He would never see us do without and he loved his kids. His mates said he was a fantastic lad. He was quite loud and the house feels so quiet without him. I don't want Christmas again but you have to for the kids.'
This is a very sad story, but lets be honest, some people die from flu. This is not the 1918 pandemic, if it were the paper would be saying that 400 people died in Manchester last night, 500 in Birmingham etc. Lets get this in proportion.
Resources, i.e. ambulances, are invariably utilised by binge drinkers who have collapsed in a heap on the pavement or collecting the victims of violence. So best hope none of us need an ambulance tonight since the likelihood of getting one will be very slim as they cruise around the country dealing with the dregs of society. Welcome to todays Britain. Makes you proud doesnt it?
i had to phone the nhs direct who told me a doctor would be in touch because my 4 yr old and 8 yr old had a fever above 40 c i had been to the gp who gave me ibuprofen and paracetomol. but i was worried ....the out of hours doctor asked me when he rang why i hadnt gone to see a gp and he was very sarcastic like he didnt want to be there i told him if he didnt want to help i would ring the ambulance and that i had been to the gp but obviously the kids temps were worryingly high and had been so for a long time and i had stripped them and done all that i could as a mother. he soon changed his tune and spoke to me like i was human...at the end he asked what i did for a living!!! i said to him i was a worried mother and what i did for a living or how educated i was did not matter. the cheek this is where we are supposed to turn to in times of need.
do not understand the reasons the NHS and the government are giving for not allowing EVERYONE to get the flu jab. In the US you can go to any large department store and pay $5 to get the jab if you do not qualify in other schemes. Here you have to pull hen teeth and fight tooth and nail to get a jab. It is wrong and unfair that ONLY the elderly, very young or pregnant or those with compromised health issues are allowed a shot. I would gladly pay a fiver for a shot after what my family has gone through. - FedUpNow, Nottinghamshire, 31/12/2010 12:45 Wouldn't make any difference though. I have the flu shot every year and I've still got it anyway. It only protects against what they think MIGHT be the dominant strain that year and most years they seem to have it wrong.
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