Birmingham Children's Hospital worker held on suspicion of poisoning child

Birmingham Children's Hospital worker held on suspicion of poisoning child

May 23, 2022 by BBC News - Family & Education

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  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, The hospital was supporting the family, a spokesperson said 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 27-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday, hours after the death, and has since been suspended from her role at the hospital.
  • "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," a spokesperson for the force 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," it added.

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