Hospital has a baby boom

Emmy Mills and baby William Matthew Edwards, Midwife Caroline Coulson-Bonner, Emma Short and baby Harriet Jean Hyde.
Emmy Mills and baby William Matthew Edwards, Midwife Caroline Coulson-Bonner, Emma Short and baby Harriet Jean Hyde.

FIONA Stanley Hospital has had a mini baby boom with 17 babies born on Tuesday, June 11.

The new record for the hospital included 13 girls and four boys and replaces the old record of 16 babies.

The average number of babies born at the hospital on a day is eight.

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FSH clinical midwifery specialist Louise Hennessy said her team did an exceptional job handling the influx of babies.

“The staff deserves a huge thank you for working cohesively as a team to deliver a record number of babies in a day since the hospital opened,” she said.

“It’s a fantastic effort all round and I’m really proud of the team in providing a great service for families. It’s truly a testament to such a great maternity team at FSH.

“All the midwives were so incredibly flexible as plans changed from one minute to the next and they went off to ‘catch babies’ in all different directions!”

New mum Emmy Mills gave birth to little William Matthew Edwards during Tuesday and could not fault her time at the hospital.

“It was a brilliant experience. The midwives are amazing and couldn’t do more to help me,” she said.

“It makes the day a bit more special that William shares his birthday with 16 other babies born at FSH”.