THE newly-refurbished birthing suite at Poole Hospital has welcomed its first new baby.

St Mary’s Maternity Hospital’s Haven Suite is designed to provide mums-to-be with a calming, non clinical environment for labour and of its five rooms, three have birthing pools.

First baby delivered there was Rory, who weighed in at 8lb 10oz, and is the second child of Hayley and Dan Broom. He was delivered by midwife Pawla Weekes.

“My husband and I are delighted that our beautiful boy is the first baby to christen the new facilities at the Haven Suite – thank you to all the wonderful team and the fantastic care after his delivery,” said Hayley.