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Stafford Hospital has released a further statement regarding the taping of a dummy to a baby's mouth.
A member of staff has been suspended and the police are investigating.
The mother of a baby who had a dummy taped to its mouth under the supervision of staff at Stafford Hospital, says she wasn't initially informed.
Sarah Fellows, the mother of baby Mason – seen below spitting his dummy out – was 'devastated' when she found out what happened three days later.
Last Friday, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust apologised for the "exceptional" incident and said a member of staff from Stafford Hospital has been suspended, and that the police are investigating.
The Trust is currently at the centre of a public inquiry into serious failings of care between January 2005 and March 2009.
A baby boy found with a dummy taped to his face in Stafford Hospital is believed to have spent time in intensive care having been born prematurely.
The baby has been named as Mason Fellows, a twin born on 3rd September last year, two-and-a-half months prematurely.
Parents Sarah Fellows and Lee Denning are thought to have brought the babies home at the beginning of December but Mason was then rushed to Stafford hospital after experiencing breathing problems. It's was during that time at the hospital that a nurse found the tummy taped to Mason's mouth.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been forced to apologise and said a member of staff has been suspended while police are investigating.
Staffordshire Police say they are in the very early stages of an investigation after a baby boy was found with a dummy taped to his face in Stafford Hospital.
Staffordshire Trust has apologised saying a member of staff has been suspended while an investigation is carried out.
Staffordshire Trust has been forced to apologise after a baby was found with a dummy taped to its face.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust said a member of staff has been suspended and police are investigating.
The trust is at the centre of a public inquiry into serious failings of care with a report due to be published on the 6th February.
Statement from Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust:
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The mother of a four-month-old baby found with a dummy taped to its face at Stafford Hospital has said she was "devastated" by the news.