10,000 babies and still counting…

kendall-van-den-berghSt John of God Health Care is celebrating 10,000 babies born year-to-date at its hospitals across Australia this week, with an average of 36 babies born every day.

To mark the occasion, all families of babies born at St John of God Murdoch Hospital on Tuesday October 11, 2016 were presented with newborn gifts in recognition of the milestone.

Manager of the maternity ward Sue Bradshaw said it was a busy day for their ward.

“We had 13 babies arrive today, including a set of twins,” Ms Bradshaw said.

“All the mums were delighted to be a part of the celebrations and to receive their lovely baby hampers.”

St John of God Health Care operates 11 maternity wards across the country and expects to deliver more than 13,000 babies at its hospitals by the end of the calendar year – a 19% increase on 2015.

At Murdoch Hospital, 2485 babies were born last year.

In the 10,000 babies tally, there have been more baby boys born than girls, 51.5% versus 48.5%.  The most popular name for newborn boys is Oliver and for girls it’s Charlotte.

St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s maternity ward is delivering expertise in maternity services and has an ongoing commitment to the best care for babies and families. It has an outstanding reputation as one of the finest maternity facilities in the southern metropolitan area and caters for a full range of birthing needs.

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