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Say hello to the first baby born at Macclesfield maternity unit since the full service returned

28 June 2023

The first baby to be born at Macclesfield Hospital on Monday afternoon was a little boy called Oakley, born via caesarean section at 38 weeks weighing 7.3lb.


Mother, Stacey and Dad, Lewis were delighted to deliver their second baby at Macclesfield as their first son was born one week after the unit closed in April 2020 at Stepping Hill following an emergency caesarean section. 

Stacey, who lives on the outskirts of Macclesfield in Rainow said, “I was so thrilled that my second baby boy was born here as we have a very close connection at the hospital. 

“I am absolutely delighted with the care I have received from the team and my fantastic birth experience has reassured my friends who live locally and are due to give birth soon. We are all very pleased Macc is Back!”

Staff at Macclesfield Hospital have been celebrating the return of full maternity services since the unit reopened on Monday 26th June following a three-year suspension due to COVID. 

The midwives would like to express their thanks to local design company Jola Designs for the kind donation of the ‘Macc is Back’ personalised babygros and hampers for the first babies to be born at Macclesfield Hospital. 

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