THE first baby delivered on Christmas Day at Hillingdon Hospital was a daughter to first-time mother Preeti Lather and new father, Gurjant Singh.

The little girl, born at 04.24 and weighing 7lb 6oz is yet to be named.

Hillingdon is giving a bag of gifts to the families of the first-born child on Christmas Day and New Year's Day in the Labour Ward and the Midwifery-Led Unit.

Midwife Ann Palmer, who was on duty for Christmas Eve and morning, said, “We always look forward to greeting our Christmas babies. It’s an exciting time for all midwives and families on the ward.”