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Hospital worker arrested after infant dies of suspected poisoning

Woman reported to be a nurse at Birmingham Children’s Hospital arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life
​  Birmingham Children’s Hospital Picture: iStock  ​

Woman reported to be a nurse at Birmingham Children’s Hospital arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life

A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning an infant who died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

West Midlands police said a 27-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday and has since been released while the investigation continues.

She has been suspended from her role, reported to be a nurse, at the hospital, run by Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

A spokesperson for West Midlands police said: ‘We’ve arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection with the death of an infant. The woman was arrested on Thursday evening at a property in the West Midlands area

Woman reported to be a nurse at Birmingham Children’s Hospital arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life

​  Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Picture: iStock

A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning an infant who died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

West Midlands police said a 27-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday and has since been released while the investigation continues.

She has been suspended from her role, reported to be a nurse, at the hospital, run by Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

A spokesperson for West Midlands police said: ‘We’ve arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection with the death of an infant. The woman was arrested on Thursday evening at a property in the West Midlands area on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life.

Woman has been released while investigation continues and results of forensic tests are examined

‘She has been released while the investigation continues and the results of forensic tests are examined.’

The age of the child has not been disclosed. Police said the family are being supported by specially trained officers.

A spokesperson for the trust said: ‘Following the death of an infant at our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, we have asked West Midlands police to examine what has happened, in line with our own safeguarding policy.

‘The staff member involved has been suspended by the trust after following the national process on the sudden unexpected death of a child.

‘We are supporting the infant’s family at this distressing time and ask that privacy is respected during this process.’


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