First to arrive at 06:52 in the morning on Christmas Day was a daughter, Willow Gaskin, for Katie Gaskin of Ryde and Clinton Barrans. The baby weighed in at 8lb 10ozs (3.92kg).
At the 11th hour, the second and last to arrive at 22:55 was a baby boy delivered to Marcella and Martin Lakomska of Sandown. Their son, unnamed at the time they left hospital, weighed in at 7lb (3.18kg).
Karen Baker, Chief Executive of Isle of Wight NHS Trust, the main provider of ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services on the Island, said:
“Congratulations to both sets of parents on their new arrivals. From my own time as a nurse and midwife I know that Christmas is a special time in the Maternity Unit and across all our health services. I am grateful to all our staff who agreed to work across the Christmas period.”