Monday 20 June 2022Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury News2 minutes to read
Memories of Lincoln Maternity
At 6am on 31 May 2022, a baby boy was born at Lincoln Maternity Hospital. Soon after, he and his parents transferred to the new Oromairaki Maternity Unit in Toka Hāpai (Selwyn Health Hub) and the doors were permanently closed on Lincoln Maternity. After 95 years and the birth of thousands of babies, it was the end of an era.
Back in January, Canterbury DHB and Selwyn District Council made a call out for memories of Lincoln Maternity Hospital. The response was tremendous with stories and comments from people born in the hospital, parents who had their babies there, and staff, past and present.
The recurring theme in the memories we received, was that Lincoln Maternity Hospital felt like a home away from home to all who ventured inside. A warm, comforting place with delicious food that provided invaluable support and advice to mums and whānau.
We thank all the contributors and are thrilled to share these memories with you.
You can read the Memories of Lincoln Maternity by clicking on the link below. Note: A further news article was published on Monday 20 November 2023 to farewell Lincoln Maternity Hospital.
Page last updated: 20 November 2023
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