A dying grandfather had his last wish granted when a hospital relaxed its normal infection controls so his dog could be bought to see him one last time.
To stop the possible spread of infection, animals are allowed into hospitals only under very rare circumstances.
But an exception was made when Peter Robson’s family told staff at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, that the 70-year-old’s only last wish was to see his dog Shep one last time.
The border collie, bought as a pup eight years ago, had provided companionship and comfort for Mr Robson after the death of his wife.
His granddaughter Ashley Stevens said hospital staff had “made a dying man very happy.”
Hours after Shep was lifted on to his owner’s hospital bed so they could say farewell to each other, Mr Robson passed away.