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Five Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital

Press release – December 26 2017


Five Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital

Families celebrated the perfect Christmas present as five babies were born at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day.

Hospital midwives and local families were delighted to welcome two baby girls and three baby boys at this special time of year.

Santa had been and gone by the time the first of the Christmas babies arrived shortly after 8am on Christmas Day. The last of the babies was born around 11pm.

Maxine Chong, head of midwifery at the hospital, said: “It’s with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of five babies born on Christmas Day at Hereford County Hospital. Every birth is special, but Christmas babies have a very special birthday indeed.

“Welcoming a new baby into the world is a wonderful experience but it can be quite overwhelming for parents. Our midwifery and health visiting teams are on hand to visit parents at home in the early days of their babies arrival.

“The specialist support that we offer ranges from practical breast feeding advice on the maternity ward and at home, nappy changing, bathing your baby, through to personalised care, support and advice”.

Each of the babies received a special Christmas stocking from the hospital along with a teddy from Santa when he paid a visit to the hospital during the day.


For more information, please contact John Burnett on 07800 768 505

Note to editor:

  • 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 £180 million, we employ around 3,500 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.
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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Trust Headquarters
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