Thursday 16 August 2018

Gardaí probe death of baby girl 'found in bathroom' of HSE service

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a baby girl in Waterford last month.

The body of the baby was discovered at a premises on April 22.

Gardaí confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery.

It is understood the baby's body was found in the Health Service Executive Community Care offices on the Cork Road in Waterford city.

Discovery

RTÉ News reports that the baby's mother, a young woman from the city, was brought by a relative to the out-of-hours Caredoc service on the Sunday morning.

It is believed that the woman gave birth to the baby in a bathroom.

The baby's body was discovered in the Caredoc service after the woman was brought to University Hospital Waterford and inquiries were made.

A post-mortem examination has taken place but the results have not yet been released for operational reasons.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

An inquest has not been held into the baby's death at this point.

Irish Independent

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