An investigation is under way into the death of a baby girl in Waterford last month.

The baby's body was found in the Health Service Executive Community Care offices on the Cork Road in Waterford city four weeks ago.

It is believed 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 morning of 22 April.

It is understood that while there, she went to a bathroom and gave birth to the baby.

The young woman was brought to University Hospital Waterford and following inquiries, the Caredoc service was searched and the baby's body was found.

Gardaí sealed off the area and Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis carried out a post-mortem examination, the results of which have not yet been released.

Gardaí say the matter is being investigated and a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The woman is being cared for by her family.

An inquest into the baby's death has not yet taken place.