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Birmingham Children's Hospital health worker arrested on suspicion of intent to endanger life after an infant dies

Rob George 23rd May, 2022

A HEALTH worker has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life after an infant died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The 27 year-old woman was arrested on May 19 at a property in the West Midlands.

Hospital bosses say the infant was being on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Birmingham hospital.

West Midlands Police said the woman has been released while the investigation continues and the results of forensic tests are examined.

The family of the child are being supported by specially-trained officers.

A spokesperson for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation 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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