Cupboard baby midwife caution

A midwife has been given a three year caution order after leaving a four-day-old baby face down in a stationery cupboard in a hospital in Romford.

Midwife caution for leaving baby face down in cupboard

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.

Queen's Hospital in Romford Credit: Press Association

Council decision over midwife punishment due tomorrow

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.

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