Triplet time for family

The triplets at Whiston Hospital
The triplets at Whiston Hospital

THE new Whiston Hospital has welcomed its first ever set of triplets.

Brothers Fraser and Reuben and their sister Darcie are the first set of triplets to be born at Whiston since the

new hospital opened its doors to patients in April 2010.

The triplets were born at 33 weeks and six days to mum Laura Rose-Paterson and dad Peter Paterson.

With Darcie weighing 4lb 13 3/4oz, Fraser 4lb 8 1/4oz and Reuben 4lb 14oz, the triplets spent two weeks at the hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit until they were big enough to go home with their parents.

It was extra special as Laura works at the hospital in the Informatics Department and nan, Linda Rose, also pictured below, worked at the Trust before recently retiring to help look after the new-born triplets.

Laura said: “We’re thrilled that the babies have made their own little piece of history at the hospital. We’re so pleased that they were delivered safely and would like to thank all of the staff in maternity services for their continued support.”

Consultant obstetrician Tennyson Idama, who delivered the babies, said: “It’s a great privilege to be able to deliver the first triplets to be born at the new Whiston Hospital. They were all very healthy weights for a triplet birth and it’s wonderful that Laura, Darcie, Fraser and Reuben are doing so well.”

Since the new hospital opened, there have been more than 12,400 births at the Maternity Unit, 179 of those have been twin births and now little Fraser, Reuben and Darcie have taken their place in history.