Midwives in Worcestershire who are carrying for a baby left abandoned on the doorstep of a house in Lower Wick are concerned about the mother's condition.
"If the mother does not want to come to the hospital I can arrange for a midwife to visit her wherever she is. Joseph is a lovely little baby and he is doing well. Our nurses are giving him all the best possible care.”
– Patti Paine, Head Midwife, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
Police are also investigating and have appeal to the mum to come forward or anybody who knows where she might be.
"The mother’s health and welfare is our priority and we are doing all we can to trace her so we can confirm she is safe and well.
It is clear the mother has looked after the boy and gone to lengths to make sure he is safe: Joseph has been cleaned, clothed and she has made sure he has been found.
I would like to the repeat the hospital’s appeal for the mother to contact them. Also, anyone who has any information as to who the mother could be."
– Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Williamson, West Mercia Police
Hospital bosses are appealing for the mother of an abandoned newborn baby to come forward. He has been named Joseph, was left on a doorstep outside a house in Worcester this morning. Health chiefs from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are caring for the baby and made this appeal.