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First New Year babies born at Hereford County Hospital

Hereford County Hospital midwives were delighted to welcome the arrival of three babies born on New Year’s Day 2016.

 Twin baby girls, Sophie weighing 4lbs, and Fern weighing 3lbs 10oz, were the first to arrive on this special day at 5.12pm and 5.14pm, followed by a third baby girl who arrived at 5.23pm.

Dawn Edey, mum of the baby twins who lives in Herefordshire, said: “Our baby girls arrived seven weeks earlier than we had expected, so it was a very special New Year.  Olivia, the twins 20 month old sister, was delighted to meet Sophie and Fern, who have been transferred to a specialist neonatal unit for ongoing care.  I am also an identical twin so we now have four sets of twins in the family!” 

Bethan Hill, senior midwife at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “We were delighted, with their proud parents, to welcome three babies on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2016, all within the same hour. 

“Every birth is special and we aim to provide the highest quality of care to our babies and mothers, which includes support and advice when they are ready to return home from our community midwives and health visitors.”


Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £160 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.For further information please contact:

For further information please contact:
John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Fiona Gurney, Communications Assistant 01432 355444  ext. 5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk


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