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Snow baby born at Swanage Hospital - first there for 30 years
11:10am Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
IF you thought you had a hectic start to the day, spare a thought for new Swanage mum Sinead Mellor.
So her quick-thinking father-in-law made an about turn and drove Sinead and husband Martin back to Swanage Hospital, where no baby had been born for almost 30 years.
The Mellors, who arrived at the hospital’s minor injury unit before it opened, were let into the building by a startled hospital chef.
But the NHS staff did an amazing job and bouncing baby boy Kyran, weighing 6lb 9oz, was delivered around 9.50am.
Both mother and baby are said to be doing well.
Proud granddad Mr Mellor said: “Poole Hospital wanted me to take Sinead back home and wait for an ambulance, but I knew there was a risk they wouldn’t get through or would be too late.
“I didn’t doubt for one minute that Swanage Hospital would help us. We’re really grateful for their help and support and thrilled about the safe arrival of baby Kyran.”
Staff confirmed Kyran is the first baby to be born at Swanage Hospital for almost 30 years.
They added: “There was a quiet hush of excitement and anticipation in the corridors this morning as everyone went about their business while waiting for the baby to arrive. Everyone feels thrilled to have been a part of this wonderful occasion.”