Centenarian gets hearty birthday party

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MEDICS at a Yorkshire hospital have thrown a birthday party for a patient who underwent major heart surgery just 10 days before he turned 100.

Former barber Frank Stevenson was admitted to Sheffield’s specialist cardiology centre on March 10 for a primary angioplasty operation, which helps unblock coronary arteries.

But yesterday he was enjoying telling stories to fellow patients about his long life at the party which was organised by nurses in the unit’s day room.

Mr Stevenson, from Chesterfield, should be sent home in the next few weeks. He said: “Getting old can be both happy and sad but my advice is to always be nice to people and you will get the most out of life. I have been treated with great care in the hospital.”

Stephen Campbell, consultant cardiologist at the Northern General Hospital-based unit said: “We are delighted Frank enjoyed his 100th birthday. It is a tribute to the exemplary teamwork of all involved.”