Nurse Suspected of Poisoning Child in Birmingham Hospital
A health worker has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life after a child died at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
The woman, 27, was arrested on Thursday, hours after the death of the child. She has since been suspended from the hospital.
According to a spokesperson, the child was being treated in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
The woman has been however released even as investigations continue.
West Midlands Police has said that Forensic tests are currently being examined.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "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."
"The family of the child are being supported by specially trained officers."
A Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson added that the Trust was supporting the family of the child at this distressing time and also asked that their privacy be respected during the entire investigation process.
It also added saying; "Following the death of an infant at our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Children's, 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 following the national process on the sudden unexpected death of a child."
In terms of specialist paediatric care, Birmingham Children's Hospital is a top healthcare centre and treats children and young people up to the age of 16.
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