New Year’s Day babies arrive in Bucks

Date: 06/01/2023 | Category: News 2023

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.

Photo of baby Elvis laying on a white blanket in a light blue baby grow and hat

Baby Elvis

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.

Baby Willow laying in her cot in a stripey yellow baby grow and white hat

Baby Willow

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.

Baby Roman being held in his mother's arms with his Dad behind

Baby Roman with his proud parents

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.”