New Year’s Day babies arrive in Bucks
Our maternity service welcomed six babies on New Year’s Day at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
The first baby of 2023 was a little boy called Elvis born at 04:12am to April Boeg and Ryan O’Sullivan, weighing 8lb 6oz.
The first baby girl of the year was delivered at 05:51am to Maggie Alphonsi (MBE), former English rugby union player and wife Marcella Collins. Baby Willow weighed 7lb 5oz and is the couple’s second child.
Maggie said: “What a way to kick off 2023! Thank you to the staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital for your amazing support and care. We are truly grateful.”
It has been a busy couple of weeks for our teams with 14 babies born on Christmas Day too.
Baby Roman was one of our Christmas Day babies born 05:45am, to parents Anna Chimes and Harvey O`Neill, weighing 7lb 8oz.
Anna said: “I cannot thank the team enough for such a positive birth experience they were amazing!”
Director of Midwifery Heidi Beddall and Head of Midwifery Elaine Gilbert said: “Congratulations to all the families of our Christmas Day and New Year’s Day babies. It is always such a privilege for our teams to be part of welcoming the new arrivals to the world.”