Midwives Erica Campbell (left) and Dena Peters (right) presented hand-made quilts to Amanda and Daniel Grech and their son Dylan who was the last baby born at the old hospital and Jimmy and Simone Rodgers and their son Elliott, the first baby born at the new hospital. 1015babiesquilts(3)Elliott John Rodgers may only be a few days old but he has already made history by being the first baby born in the new Forbes Hospital.
Baby Elliott was born at 8.30am on Saturday, October 17, two days after staff and patients officially moved into the brand new building.
To commemorate the special milestone, a couple of midwives came up with the idea to make quilts – one for the first baby born in the new hospital and another for the last baby born in the old building.
Midwives Erica Campbell and Dena Peters spent the past few months making a quilt each and were able to present them to the mothers of the two special babies on Tuesday.
Erica presented her quilt to Amanda and Daniel Grech, the parents of Dylan Grech, who was the last baby born in the old hospital.
Dylan was born at 11am on Wednesday, October 14, missing out on being born in the new hospital by just one day.
Meanwhile, Dena presented her quilt to Elliott’s parents, Simone and Jimmy Rodgers, for having the first baby born in the new hospital.
Coincidentally, both midwives ended up delivering the babies who they made the quilt for, which made Tuesday’s presentation extra special.
Both mothers were honoured to receive the quilts.
“It’s an absolutely gorgeous gift,” Simone said.
“We feel very privileged,” Amanda added.
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