You just have to go into bat for a great-grandmother who is 99 not out – and pregnant!
Doris Ayling, from Bognor Regis, West Sussex, received the surprise news in a letter from Fareham Community Hospital asking her to attend their maternity ante-natal unit – despite the letter displaying her correct date of birth.
Ayling, who will turn 100 in November, has three children, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
“I was a bit amused by it all,” she told the Bognor Regis Observer.
“I’ve never been to the Portsmouth hospitals and I don’t know where the Fareham hospital is. It’s a complete mystery to me how I got this letter.
“I had three children when I was 20, 23 and 29. That was enough. I’m going to keep the letter because it’s quite a talking point.”
A spokesperson for the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust told The Independent: “We have written to the lady that was incorrectly sent the appointment letter.
“It was a rare administrative error and we have apologised for any unnecessary anxiety this error may have caused.”