Beautiful Aurora Sultana has created history as the first baby born in Campbelltown Hospital’s new and expanded birthing unit, part of the $632 million stage two redevelopment project.
Aurora made her entrance on 20 July 2022 at 1.07pm, weighing 2640g and measuring 49cm long.
First-time parents Rachel and Chris Sultana are over the moon with their gorgeous newborn and thanked their midwife Lisa Loveland and registered nurse and student midwife Carly Robinson for their fantastic care.
The birthing unit is located in the new 12-storey building, the centrepiece of the hospital’s redevelopment.
“Thank you so much to Lisa and Carly - they were wonderful,’’ Rachel said. “Aurora was in a hurry and was born about an hour after we arrived in the birthing suite.
“We are amazed that our baby was the first born in the unit. It is very special and we are thrilled. The unit is lovely and will be great for the women of the local area.’’
Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals General Manager Grant Isedale thanked the staff from the birthing and maternity units for their efforts to ensure a smooth transition into the new building.
“We are looking forward to bringing new babies into the world and caring for our patients in such welcoming and comfortable units,’’ Mr Isedale said.
Special features of the unit include birthing baths and dedicated ultrasound and interview rooms, complemented by light-filled patient and staff spaces with views of the surrounding region.
Midwife Lisa Loveland said she and student midwife Carly Robinson were honoured to assist in Aurora’s birth.
“We are thrilled to have been part of this milestone for the hospital and to welcome beautiful Aurora to the world,’’ Lisa said.
Other key features of Campbelltown Hospital’s redevelopment include state-of-the-art operating theatres and intensive care unit, a larger emergency department with more treatment spaces and centrally located modern mental health units.