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Were you born at Cambridge’s Rosie maternity hospital in 1983?

Cambridge’s Rosie maternity hospital is celebrating its 40th birthday by reuniting the children born there in 1983 with the staff who delivered them.

The hospital wants to create a public archive of memories, pictures and stories associated with the first babies to be born in the purpose-built unit.

It opened thanks to a £3m donation from entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir David Robinson, who named the hospital after his mother Rosie Robinson.

A new arrival in 1983
A new arrival in 1983

Meg Wilkinson, director of midwifery, said: “People turning 40 this month may have been some of our first Rosie babies at our new purpose-built maternity unit.

“Do you have photos or special memories, or perhaps you know the name of the midwife or clinician who brought you into the world? Were you a midwife or an employee at the Rosie? We’d love to hear from you too!”

Anyone with memories should email cuh.divisioneevents@nhs.net.

Construction of The Rosie maternity hospital
Construction of The Rosie maternity hospital

To further mark the occasion, the hospital is giving away ‘Rosie 40’ commemorative bibs to the parents of any babies born over the next fortnight, thanks to support from Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

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