The 1st January 2011 saw five babies – three boy and two girls – born at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Just making it into New Years Day, the first to arrive, was Charlie who was born at one minute past midnight (00:01hrs) on 1st January 2011. Charlie is a son for Bianca Connor and Adam Johnston of East Cowes. He weighed in at 7lb 13ozs (3.55kgs).
He was followed at 01:34hrs by Harvey, a son for Laura Blake and Shane Stickland of East Cowes. Harvey weighed in at 8lbs 6ozs (3.79kgs) – the heaviest baby of the day.
At 12:43hrs in the afternoon Georgina, a daughter for Nicola Upton and Kieran Chapman of Ryde arrived. Georgina weighed in at 7lb 2ozs (3.24kgs) – the lightest baby of the day.
At 14:59hrs Jack, a son for Natasha Harrison of Shanklin arrived. Jack weighed in at 8lbs 2ozs (3.69kgs).
Finally, at 23:29hrs that evening Eden, a daughter for Amy Gaskell and Chris White of Ryde arrived. Eden weighed in at 7lbs 13ozs (3.55kgs).
Head of Midwifery for NHS Isle of Wight, Annie Hunter said: “Congratulations to all the parents on their new arrivals. It’s a fantastic way to start the New Year and thanks to all the staff for working over the holiday period.”
In a recent national survey 95% of mothers rated the care they received from the Maternity Service on the Island as good (13%), very good (22%) or excellent (61% – compared to 41% nationally).
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