Star date: 6th January 2012
A Salford Star Exclusive
BABY JAYDEN – FIRST SALFORD BABY BORN 2012
BUT NO HOPE IN NIGHT OF DRAMA
"Can you imagine… `BBC whoever had baby on the floor in Salford'? It would be front page news but because we're just normal Salford people…" Great granddad Phil Hamer
Jayden Hamer was born three minutes past 4am on New Year's Day – and as far as we know he was the first baby born in Salford in 2012.
After the closure of Hope Maternity Unit late last year, Jayden should have been born at North Manchester General but his mum, Nicola, was sent home to Salford minutes after midnight on New Year's Eve with no transport, only to have the baby on the bathroom floor a few hours later. This, says Nicola and her granddad Phil, is why Salford needs the return of Hope's Maternity Unit…
Full dramatic story here…