Infant poisoned by nurse "deteriorated quickly", hospital reveals
The infant died at Birmingham Children's Hospital last week.
An infant who was allegedly poisoned by a nurse "deteriorated quickly".
The child died at Birmingham Children's Hospital last Thursday, May 19th.
The nurse (27) has been accused of administering poison.
Following the child's unexpected death, the hospital contacted West Midlands Police.
Officers then arrested the nurse at her home, but she has been released.
Police are currently investigating her previous cases.
The NHS sent a letter to the parents of patients to reassure them.
The letter reads:
"An infant recently died on the pediatric intensive care unit after deteriorating quickly and unexpectedly."
"When this happens we try to understand why this has happened.
"We follow a set of national rules to investigate."
West Midlands Police issued a statement after arresting the nurse.
"We have arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection with the death of an infant.
"The child sadly passed away on Thursday at the hospital," they added.
Police are currently waiting for the results of forensic tests.
Both the hospital and police are supporting the infant's family during this heartbreaking time.
They have also asked the public to respect the family's privacy.
We're keeping the infant's parents in our thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time.
Specialist officers are caring for them as the investigation continues.