A midwife who left a four-day-old baby face down in a stationery cupboard in a hospital in Essex has been given a three year caution. 35-year-old Yvonne Musonda-Malata was caring for the newborn girl at Queen's Hospital in Romford while her sick mother slept.
A tribunal heard she "failed to provide appropriate clinical care" to the baby while working on a night shift.
Yvonne Musonda-Malata will appear the hearing again tomorrow, when the Nursing and Midwifery Council will have to decide whether she will be punished. She had to rush from the hearing room last week after breaking down in tears, saying:
My life has nosedived into what I can only describe as a nightmare. I kept hoping it would be over, but it went from bad to worse.
A midwife has been found guilty of leaving a four-day-old baby face-down in a cupboard. The Nursing and Midwifery Council found that 35-year-old Yvonne Musonda-Malata failed to provide the right level of clinical care to a baby at Queen's Hospital in Essex in 2011.