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Midwives help to deliver perfect Christmas gift

Press release – December 26 2021

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Midwives and proud parents celebrated the perfect Christmas gift as five babies were born at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2021.

Hospital midwives and local families were delighted to welcome the Christmas Day deliveries  with the first being born shortly before 7am.

As is the tradition at the hospital, the family was given a special Christmas bauble to remind them of the birth in years to come, and the little ones were also given a Christmas hat!

Abbi Maddox, interim lead midwife at WVT, said: “We were delighted to celebrate Christmas Day with the arrival of our special Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital.

“Every baby is a blessing and Christmas babies have a very special birthday. It was lovely to present the family with their special bauble and Christmas hat.”

“Our community midwifery and health visiting teams continue to provide specialist support to parents and their baby when they return home, including help and advice on infant feeding and caring for your baby.”

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 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

Contact Details

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

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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