Midwife-led Friarage maternity unit delivers 1,000th baby

Jazmine Hurworth, sister, Julie Larder, Friarage Maternity Centre manager, mum Kayleigh Doherty with baby Tyler Finn-Hurworth and Gary Hurworth, father.

Friarage Maternity Centre is celebrating after welcoming its 1,000th baby into the world.

Tyler Finn-Hurworth was delivered at the Northallerton midwifery-led unit on Thursday 4 October at 6.52pm, weighing 7lb 9oz.

Friarage Maternity Centre manager, Julie Larder, marked the great milestone by presenting mum Kayleigh Doherty with two silver memory boxes.

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The special trinkets will be engraved with Tyler’s name, date of birth and birthweight, as well as the words ‘1,000th baby born at Friarage Maternity Centre’.

Kayleigh of Northallerton said: “I was quite shocked to find out that he was baby number 1,000, I didn’t realise until after he was born!

“The staff have all been really fantastic, I can’t fault them for anything, they’ve been brilliant and really supportive and helped me with everything that I’ve needed help with.”

Julie said: “We’ve been here now for four years and it’s really amazing that we’ve reached this milestone. We’re so proud of what we are achieving here.

“The Friarage Maternity Centre is the ideal place to have your baby if you are low risk.

“We offer one to one care in a very supportive community environment and we work closely with community midwives, consultants and our colleagues at The James Cook University Hospital to ensure we give the best experience to all of our mums.”

For more information on the Friarage Maternity Centre visit southtees.nhs.uk/services/maternity-and-obstetrics/friarage/

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  1. Well done to the team! I had my first baby at The Hospital 30 years ago. The care then was amazing and so glad to see it still is !!

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