First baby born at new clinic

Marchelene Carolus with her newborn son Mikhail. Picture: Supplied

Staff at the City’s new Pelican Park Community Day Centre had to contend with an unexpected visit from the Stork. Eight days after officially opening, 20-year old Marchelene Carolus gave birth to her son Mikhail just before 8am, on Thursday October 3. She was en route to the Retreat Maternity and Obstetrics Unit where she was booked for her delivery, but sensing that she wouldn’t make it she went to the Pelican Park Clinic instead. Staff sprung into action and delivered the baby at 8.27am.