Maternity staff set up emotional Whatsapp call to unite Ukranian family split up by war
A Ukrainian mother has spoken of her extraordinary journey from fleeing war in her own country to giving birth at City Hospital here in Nottingham.
Lesia Husar, 41, gave birth to baby Richard on Sunday, June 12, having travelled over 1,200 miles from her home of Chernivsti, Ukraine, to escape the 'daily fear of bombings.
City Hospital staff, who Lesia says were very kind and helpful, set up a moving Whatsapp call with her husband Taras, who was on duty in Ukraine at the time. Baby Richard was born on Saturday, June 12, weighing 4.5 pounds.