Baby boom at Deni Hos­pi­tal

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

There’s a baby boom in De­niliquin and it’s keep­ing the lo­cal mid­wives on their toes.

In the seven days to last Wed­nes­day eight ba­bies were wel­comed into the world at De­niliquin Hos­pi­tal.

Hos­pi­tal clus­ter man­ager David Jack­son said five were born in a 24 hour pe­riod.

‘‘They were all lo­cal fam­i­lies and our mid­wives have been amaz­ing through­out,’’ Mr Jack­son said.

‘‘Among the in­flux of births was a spe­cial one for the hos­pi­tal, with our phys­io­ther­a­pist Brit­tany Kirby and her hus­band James wel­com­ing their first child.

‘‘The in­flux in births now means our mid­wives will be out do­ing their pop up clin­ics to fam­i­lies as far away as Hay.’’

Brit­tany and James wel­comed Wil­liam James Kirby on Novem­ber 7. He is a grand­child for Wendy and Craig McCul­loch of De­niliquin and Ber­nadette and Ed­mund Kirby of Har­row, Vic­to­ria.

Wil­liam is also lucky to have four great grand­par­ents lo­cally to spoil him — Lyn and Tony Smith and Jim and Dawn McCul­loch, all of De­niliquin.

Brit­tany said the care she re­ceived from the De­niliquin mid­wives was ‘‘just amaz­ing’’.

RIGHT: James and Brit­tany Kirby with their new­born Wil­liam and the lo­cal mid­wives (from left) Jess Butcher, Karien van der Berg, Jane Ruther­ford (sit­ting) and Re­becca Pierce.

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