First baby of 2017 born at Fiona Stanley Hospital


New Year surprise: Baby Quickson arrived 10 days early after an emergency caesarean operation.
New Year surprise: Baby Quickson arrived 10 days early after an emergency caesarean operation.

THE first baby born this year at Fiona Stanley Hospital arrived at 1.02am by emergency caesarean following a day of labouring on New Year’s Eve.

Dad Christopillai Judy Quickson said despite coming 10 days ahead of his due date, the newborn was obviously keen to arrive in the New Year.

Mr Judy Quickson and wife Sherena, of Canning Vale, will follow their Sri Lankan Tamil culture of using numerology to choose a name for their second son.

Elder son Dhanal Harrintton (4) is said to be very excited by the arrival of his younger brother.