On 16 February, 25 years ago, Hannah Currie was the first baby to be born at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) Maternity Unit.
Since her birth at RBH 25 years ago, Hannah has graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Business Management and now works for an accountancy firm in London.
Hannah said, “The brief (although it didn’t seem quite so brief for my mum!) journey from Planet Mother to the outside world went smoothly and without complication.
“Later that day the mayor and his wife and photographers came to see me. I was front page news on 17 February 1992.”
Carmen Cross, Head of Midwifery said, “Hearing from Hannah and her family was so special and completely unexpected. To think it’s 25 years since the very first birth at our hospital is incredible and having Hannah get in touch was a lovely way to commemorate the occasion.
“Maternity and midwifery services have developed a lot over the last 25 years, but ultimately we are still doing the same thing – working hard to bring babies into the world healthily and safely.
“It’s been fantastic to find out what Hannah has been up to and to see what an accomplished young woman she has become. We would like to wish Hannah a very happy birthday and we wish her and her family all the very best for the future.”
Speaking about her plans for the future, Hannah said, “It would be good to have more of the same – a happy, healthy, active and fulfilling life.”