Investigation into baby's death at Cavan hospital

Tuesday 06 May 2014 22.22
Consultant has been placed on administrative leave as part of HSE inquiry
Consultant has been placed on administrative leave as part of HSE inquiry

The Health Service Executive has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a newborn baby in Cavan General Hospital.

It is understood that a consultant has since been placed on administrative leave.

The incident occurred in the hospital late last month.

The HSE said that a "full and thorough investigation into this tragic event is now under way".

Hospital management has met the family. The HSE said it will continue to keep them informed as the investigation continues.

The executive also offered its deepest sympathies to the family.

It is understood that a consultant has since been placed on administrative leave by HSE management.

However, no adverse findings have been made against the doctor involved.

The family involved has requested privacy.