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Special delivery for new parents at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day

Press release – December 26 2022

Special delivery for new parents at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day

Midwives and new parents were delighted to welcome two special deliveries at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December 2022, with the arrival of two baby girls.

Midwives at Hereford County Hospital helped to deliver the first baby to be born on Christmas Day 2022, a baby girl named Mia Zheng, at 3.55am, weighing 6lb 9 oz.  Followed by the arrival of a second baby girl named Bonnie Cooper, born at 10.07am, weighing 7 lbs 5 oz. 

As is the tradition at the hospital, the families were 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!

Amie Symes, Associate Director of Midwifery at WVT, said: “It has been such as joyous occasion for new parents and our fantastic midwives to celebrate the arrival of our special Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital on 25 December 2022.”

“Every baby is a blessing, but Christmas babies have a very special birthday. It was lovely for our midwives to present the families with their special bauble and Christmas hat.

“Our dedicated and experienced teams are here to help and support expectant mothers, parents and their new babies both in hospital and at home. Our community midwifery and health visiting teams continue to provide specialist support when parents and their babies are discharged from hospital, which includes help and advice on infant feeding and caring for your baby.

“From all the maternity team at WVT, we wish the families of all babies born both at Christmas and throughout the year, a very Merry Christmas.”

First baby born at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day, 25 December 2022. Mother Xiao Wang holding her new baby Mia Zheng.  (Not in photo - Jian Kang-Zheng, Father).

Christmas Baby Dec 2022 Xiao Wang 002 Cropped


Second baby born at Hereford County Hospital on Christmas Day, 25 December 2022
Left to right below - parents Rosie and Chris Cooper holding their new baby girl Bonnie.

Christmas Day Baby Dec 25 2022 Bonnie Cropped





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

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 372928


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