First babies born in new hospital’s birthing unit

Liouse and David Callan with baby Theo and the midwives and fellow new mum Tammy Montgomery at the new birthing unit at the Northumbria Specialist Care Hospital.

Liouse and David Callan with baby Theo and the midwives and fellow new mum Tammy Montgomery at the new birthing unit at the Northumbria Specialist Care Hospital.

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The first baby has been born at the region’s new emergency specialist hospital.

Theo Callan, from North Tyneside, was among the first babies born in the birthing unit at the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, in Cramlington, on the day it opened.

Liouse and David Callan with baby Theo and the midwives and fellow new mum Tammy Montgomery at the new birthing unit at the Northumbria Specialist Care Hospital.

Liouse and David Callan with baby Theo and the midwives and fellow new mum Tammy Montgomery at the new birthing unit at the Northumbria Specialist Care Hospital.

His parents Louise and David Callan were presented with silver money boxes and flowers by the midwives.

They said: “We can’t thank the midwives enough for their support.”

Janice McNicholl, head of midwifery for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The birth of these new babies on the first day the Birthing Unit opened marks a milestone in maternity care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation.”

“The number of mothers booking in to our fantastic new unit is increasing month on month and we look forward to meeting them when they arrive here.

The birth of these new babies on the first day the Birthing Unit opened marks a milestone in maternity care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation.

Janice McNicholl, head of midwifery

“It is a special time and we want mothers-to-be to know that we will ensure they have a good experience in the new unit.”