Baby boom at Deni Hospital
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.