Wednesday 7 December 2016

Probe underway following deaths of two babies in Cavan Hospital

Published 30/05/2016 | 14:12

An investigation is underway at Cavan hospital.
An investigation is underway at Cavan hospital.

The deaths of two babies in Cavan General Hospital which happened just days apart are under investigation.

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The first death occurred on Wednesday and the second on Sunday morning.

The baby died on Wednesday following a Caesarean section.

The review is to examine if there was a delay in delivering the baby and whether this contributed to the death.

A second death happened on Sunday morning and this is also understood to be under review.

Staffing levels at the hospital are to be probed as part of the investigation.

The maternity unit has suffered a number of baby deaths in recent years which are under review.

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