Saturday, January 26, 2013

Employee at Stafford Hospital Suspended After Pacifier Found Taped to Sick Baby's Mouth

At the Sun UK, "Hospital taped dummy to sick baby’s mouth: Scandal as worker suspended":

Stafford Hospital
A BABY struggling to breathe had a dummy TAPED into his mouth at a scandal-hit hospital.

The pacifier is believed to have been fixed to premature twin Mason Fellows in intensive care to stop him crying.

His mum Sarah — who gave birth to Mason and brother Reece 2½ months early — said: “I’m so angry. He could have suffocated.”

A worker at Stafford Hospital has been suspended while cops investigate.
Mason's grandmother spoke of her horror last night.

Diane Denny, 69, said: “I am furious. How can a human being do this to an innocent, defenceless baby? To my mind, this is nothing less than torture.

“I have been bed-bound by a stroke — but if I ever get my hands on the person who did this they would wish they were never born.”

Four-month-old Mason had been taken to scandal-plagued Stafford Hospital with breathing problems. He had only just returned home after being treated with twin Reece at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where mum Sarah, 28, had kept a bedside vigil.

Diane, from Cannock, Staffs, said: “Sarah was visiting Mason after the latest problems but when she arrived she found police and nurses surrounding his cot.

“The officer told her a member of staff had alerted them after seeing a dummy taped across Mason’s mouth.
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