Christmas Babies 2016 | Western Cape Government


Christmas Babies 2016

26 December 2016

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce that sixty-three babies were born on Christmas Day 2016 as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape.

The  number comprises of thirty-eight boys and twenty-five girls. Forty-two of these babies were born in the Cape Town Metropole and twenty-one babies were born in the rural districts.

Multiple births were reported at Bishop Lavis and Macassar Community Health Centres (CHCs). The first sets of twins were boys born at Bishop Lavis CHC at 04:05 and 04:45, and the second set were girls born at Macassar CHC at 00:24 on Christmas morning.

Mowbray Maternity Hospital delivered the most Christmas babies where twenty-two babies, eleven boys and eleven girls were welcomed. 

The first baby was born at 00:00 – one baby girl was born at the Retreat Community Health Centre weighing 3.2kg and 51cm in length; while another baby girl was also born at 00:03 at Mowbray Maternity Hospital weighing 3.1kgs and 49cm in length.

The Western Cape Government Health congratulates the parents and staff on the safe delivery of all the new arrivals on Christmas Day yesterday. 

NB: The final tally of babies at all facilities for Christmas 2016 will only be compiled at the end of the week, so the numbers will increase. 


Media Enquiries: 

Monique Johnstone
Principal Communications Officer: Klipfontein / Mitchells Plain Sub-structure
Cell: 079 908 4856