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New Year celebrations for babies born at Hereford County Hospital

Press release – issued 2 January 2022


Hospital midwives had the best start to the New Year with the arrival of the first babies to be born at Hereford County Hospital in 2022 – but they had to wait 24 hours as, unusually, none were born on January 1.

Instead, the first baby to arrive this year at the hospital was a baby girl born at 6.13am on Sunday, January 2.

Abbi Maddox, interim lead midwife at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “It’s a fantastic start to the New Year to welcome the first babies born at Hereford County Hospital this year, even though we had to wait a day for their arrival.

“To be part of bringing a new life into the world is a privilege and our midwives with the proud parents were delighted to mark the arrival of the first babies born this year – we had a total of three girls and a boy delivered safely on January 2.

“Every baby is a blessing and babies born at this time of the year have very special birthdays. It was lovely to present the family with their special bauble and festive 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.”


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 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

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