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Festive cheer for parents of babies born on Christmas Day at Hereford County Hospital

Four new babies born on Christmas Day, 25 December 2023, at Hereford County Hospital brought joy and festive cheer for their new parents and the midwifery team who helped to deliver the babies.

The first special Christmas Day delivery, a baby boy, Rory Williams, arrived shortly after 7am weighing 7lb 2oz. He was followed by three more special Christmas Day deliveries - a baby boy and a set of twins.

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 Valley NHS Trust, said: “It has been such as joyous occasion for the new parents and our fantastic midwives to celebrate the arrival of our special Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital on 25 December 2023.”

“Christmas babies have a very special birthday. It was wonderful for our midwives to present the families with their special bauble and Christmas hat.

 “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.”

Pic caption:
Christmas delight: Rory Williams is pictured with proud mum and dad Hannah Bates and Adam Williams


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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