Lift baby named after paramedic

A new born baby girl from the Black Country has been named "Ella Nicola" after she was delivered in a broken lift by a paramedic called Nicola last week.

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Paramedic happy to revisit baby she delivered in lift

Paramedic Nikki Wildman visits baby, 'Ella Nicola' and Mum, Melissa Cavanagh Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The paramedic that delivered a baby in a broken lift has revisited the child named after her.

Nikki Wildman said: "We really appreciate the family taking the trouble to say thank you and I’m humbled that they’ve decided to use my name. It was a team effort on the day and Melissa definitely did all the hard work. It was lovely to see them again and I wish them all the best for their future."

Mother thankful for paramedic's help

A Black Country mother, who named her new-born baby after the paramedic who delivered her child in a broken lift, has spoken of her appreciation of the Ambulance crew that helped.

Melissa Cavanagh has named her daughter “Ella Nicola” after paramedic Nikki Wildman delivered the baby nine floors up.

Neither of us like lifts at the best of times so when it got stuck we panicked. The staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service were really great, they kept me calm and helped me through it [...] We thought it only appropriate to make Ella’s middle name Nicola, after all the work that her namesake did to deliver her. Thank you so much to all three for their help.

– Melissa Cavanagh


Baby born in lift named after paramedic

New-born baby named after paramedic Nicola who delivered Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A new-born baby has been named "Ella Nicola" after she was delivered in a broken lift by a paramedic called Nicola in the Black Country last week.

Mum, Melissa, gave birth to her baby on the ninth floor of a block of flats after the lift failed when paramedics tried to take her to hospital on Friday.

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