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Celebrating the arrival of Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital

Press release – December 26  2019


Midwives and proud parents celebrated the perfect Christmas gift as three babies were born at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day.

Hospital midwives and local families were delighted to welcome the two girls and a boy – the first girl being born at 8am weighing 8lb 2oz.

The second baby girl was born just after 10am, weighing 7lb 15oz, and the baby boy kept his parents waiting until he was born at 7.16pm, weighing 8lb 1oz.

Midwife Abbi Maddox said: “It was a delight to celebrate with the proud parents the arrival of our special Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital.

“Christmas babies have a very special birthday and our babies received knitted Christmas hats.”

The hats were made by Meghan Jacobs and Julia Thornber – and the Christmas babies also received special personalised baubles made by the maternity team.

“Our midwifery and health visiting teams continue to provide specialist support when parents and their baby return home, which 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,” added Abbie,


Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
  • 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 £185 million, we employ around 3,000 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:

Fiona Gurney, communications officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928


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


Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk

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