Southend mayor Brian Kelly is home for Christmas after health scare

Echo: Mayor home for Christmas after health scare Mayor home for Christmas after health scare

SOUTHEND Mayor Brian Kelly will spend Christmas at home after being discharged from hospital.

Mr Kelly, a councillor for Southchurch ward, praised the ambulance service and Southend Hospital after he was taken ill at home two weeks ago.

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He has been unable to attend functions and other civic duties since.

He said: “I’d like to thank the hospital and the ambulance service for their prompt action.

“It was three am when my wife dialled 999 after I had breathing difficulties.

"They cured those in the house.

"By the time I got to hospital, the crisis – if there was one – was over.”

Mr Kelly added that after a week-and-a-half in hospital, doctors decided the condition wasn’t as serious as first feared, and he was discharged last week.

He will have an operation early in the New Year to insert a stent, but expects to resume civic duties within weeks.

Andrew Moring, councillor for corporate services, said: “We all hope he gets better soon and our thanks go to deputy mayor, Chris Walker, for stepping in at such short notice."

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6:06am Thu 26 Dec 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

Hope he is getting better.
Maybe a stay in hospital was an eye opener as to the vulnerable people who are dependent on social services that the council he represents is cutting.
Hope he is getting better. Maybe a stay in hospital was an eye opener as to the vulnerable people who are dependent on social services that the council he represents is cutting. Keptquiettillnow

10:21am Thu 26 Dec 13

_champagne2 says...

lucky him keeping his job - his ilk get rid of staff at the Civic if they have health problems any which way they can to save money that they are costing the public purse - pity they don't follow their own rules for themselves
lucky him keeping his job - his ilk get rid of staff at the Civic if they have health problems any which way they can to save money that they are costing the public purse - pity they don't follow their own rules for themselves _champagne2

11:38am Fri 27 Dec 13

James courtnay says...

The Mayor has served over 40 years in varoius postions representing Southend.
This should be a reward . Sadly ill health has spoilt this .
He should do what everyone else has to do in the same situation and stand down.
The Mayor has served over 40 years in varoius postions representing Southend. This should be a reward . Sadly ill health has spoilt this . He should do what everyone else has to do in the same situation and stand down. James courtnay

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