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11 October 2004 at 14:35
All the babies born at Ormskirk and District General Hospital Maternity Unit are considered special, but two extra special ones arrived last week with the move of the unit to the new facilities at the hospital.

Oliver Sharples was the last baby born in the old unit at 3.43pm on Tuesday 5th October weighing in at 7lb 10oz. He is the first child of Clare and Jonathan Sharples of Southport.

James Brown was the first baby born in the new unit at 1.27pm on Tuesday 5th October weighing in at 9lb 10oz. He is the third child of David and Joanne Brown also of Southport and has two sisters.

Carole Brazier, Acting Head of Midwifery said; “All the maternity services have now moved to the new facilities in the main hospital. The delivery suite, which has its own entrance beyond the A and E Department, is on the top floor (level 4) together with the antenatal ward. The neonatal and postnatal wards are on level 3. The move from the old building went well and I would like to thank all the mums and dads for their patience on the day, and the staff for their hard work.”

The children’s ward is due move on Tuesday 12th October with the new children’s Accident and Emergency Department opening on Wednesday 13th. These will both be on level 1 of the new build (the lower ground floor). The ward is accessed from the main hospital corridor on level 2 (the ground floor) and the A and E has its own entrance on Dicconson way. The last part of the new building will be occupied from 1st November when the children’s outpatients department opens on level 1.

Notes to Editors

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk