'I am not having sex with my wife's carer': Angry husband denies claims by in-laws that he is in a relationship with the woman paid to look after his brain-damaged wife

  • Gregg Ormondroyd, 31, grew closer to his wife Donna's carer Anne Robinson
  • Donna collapsed and stopped breathing two years ago and was put in a coma?
  • She was brought out of the coma later but has been left in a vegetative state?
  • Gregg, who is the full-time father to their four young children, has now moved Ms Robinson, 32, into the couple's home - much to the anger of Donna's family?

A defiant husband has hit back at claims he is having an affair with his brain damaged wife's carer as 'utterly ridiculous'.

Gregg Ormondroyd has denied being a love cheat who is sleeping with his sick wife's carer, insisting: 'Absolutely not. We are not in a relationship.'?

Former bus driver Mr Ormondroyd said: 'It's all come as a bit of a shock and the story has no real correct facts.'

The father-of-four denied having a relationship with wife Donna's health worker Anne Robinson and moving her into the family home near Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Donna collapsed and stopped breathing in her home two years ago, due to a severe brain injury, and was put in a medically-induced coma.?

Gregg and Donna Ormondroyd
Gregg and Anne Robinson

Gregg Ormondroyd (left and right), 31, from Bradford, grew closer to health worker Anne Robinson (right), who was looking after his wife Donna (left), 36

Donna collapsed and stopped breathing in her home two years ago and was put in a medically-induced coma

Donna collapsed and stopped breathing in her home two years ago and was put in a medically-induced coma

She was brought out of the coma after three weeks but has been left in a vegetative state, needing 24-hour care.?

Mr Ormondroyd, 31, added: 'A carer is not allowed to have a relationship with any patient or a member of a patient's family.?

He told how busy he was helping look after Donna, 36, with her 32-year-old carer and his young kids.

He insisted: 'I don't want to talk about Anne. I'm at a loss to how and why these claims are being made and who is making them.'

His wife's parents are understood to be devastated over their son-in-law's alleged 'inappropriate' new relationship with the carer, who has reportedly quit her job.?

The husband and carer have both posted happy snaps of them together on social media revealing they are in a relationship.

His wife collapsed and stopped breathing two years ago after suffering a severe brain injury and was put in a medically-induced coma.?

Ms Robinson has reportedly moved in the the Ormondroyd family home in West Yorkshire (pictured)

Ms Robinson has reportedly moved in the the Ormondroyd family home in West Yorkshire (pictured)

Mr Ormondroyd said: 'She was brought out of the coma after three weeks two years ago and is being cared for at home.'

She has been left in a vegetative state, needing round the clock care.

A family friend told?The Sun: 'It's been bad enough that Donna went from a bright and bubbly young mum to someone who needs 24-hour care overnight.

'But the fact that Gregg has started a relationship with someone who was nursing Donna, and Anne has now moved in, is very upsetting for her family.

'It is going on under the noses of Donna and her children and Donna is not in a state to challenge it.'

Mr Ormondroyd and Ms Robinson have both posted a string of pictures of them together on Facebook and say that they are in a relationship.

But today, he denied that Ms Robinson was his girlfriend.

Gregg and Donna had been together for more than six years and had been married just over a year when she collapsed

Gregg and Donna had been together for more than six years and had been married just over a year when she collapsed

He said: 'There are people who don't know about my life looking from the outside in. I've no interest in speaking to anyone to be honest, not at this moment in time.

'I've got my babies and my wife to look after and I don't want to make any further comment.'?

The Ormondroyds had?been together for more than six years and had been married just over a year when she collapsed.

Speaking at the time, Mr Ormondroyd said: 'I came home one day to see her being put in the back of an ambulance, she'd collapsed upstairs and had stopped breathing.

'I knew then that she was in big trouble, it took them more than 70 minutes to revive her.

She was brought out of the coma after three weeks but has been left in a vegetative state, needing 24-hour care

She was brought out of the coma after three weeks but has been left in a vegetative state, needing 24-hour care

'They thought that she wouldn't pull through and the next couple of days were touch and go - when she was in the coma they kept trying to wake up but you could see she just kept panicking - it was awful.

'It's turned my world completely upside down, I just want her home now - she's stuck in that hospital with no stimulation and she needs her kids around her, if anything will bring her back to us, it'll be them.'?

She defied doctors to survive and come out of the coma and has now recovered physically, but her vegetative state means she shows no signs of awareness and is barely responsive.?

What is meant by vegetative state??

A vegetative state is when a person is awake but is showing no signs of awareness.

A person in a vegetative state may open their eyes, wake up and fall asleep at regular intervals and have basic reflexes, such as blinking when they're startled by a loud noise, or withdrawing their hand when it's squeezed hard.

They're also able to regulate their heartbeat and breathing without assistance.

However, a person in a vegetative state doesn't show any meaningful responses, such as following an object with their eyes or responding to voices.

They also show no signs of experiencing emotions.

If a person is in a vegetative state for a long time, it may be considered to be:

If a person is diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state, recovery is extremely unlikely but not impossible.

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Source: NHS Choices

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