The first baby born at Alnwick’s Hillcrest Maternity Unit in 2013 has been presented with a commemorative plate by the Duchess of Northumberland, the new president of the League of Friends of the Alnwick Hospital, who accepted the invitation to take over from the late Duchess Elizabeth.
Mason Arthur James Cadman was born on February 8 to parents Hayley Ashby and Peter Cadman, from Felton. He weighed 8lb 10oz.
Mum Hayley said: “I would recommend Hillcrest to anyone who is having a low-risk pregnancy.
“I was made to feel comfortable and reassured every time I visited Hillcrest for check-ups and the staff who cared for me while I was in labour were excellent and made my experience extra-memorable and special.
“I would not want to have another baby anywhere else apart from here.”
Pictured above are The Duchess of Northumberland and Mason with his parents Hayley Ashby and Peter Cadman, watched by team leader Alison Jarvis, midwife Helen Page, healthcare assistant Elizabeth Boyd from Hillcrest and Anne Harper, Peter Coates, Margaret Batey and George Batey from the League of Friends.