Daily Archives: February 9, 2008

Hospital Apologizes to Mothers for Switching Babies

Funny thing, my mother said she demanded an apology from the hospital for switching her baby with me… aww so sad.

To the point:  The following article doesn’t say much for the precision of socialised medicine, now does it?

Has anyone considered how much the dhimmicrats have to gain from nationalizing health care? It’s called a monopoly; I don’t suppose an industry would pay an infinite multiple on earnings to have an absolute corner on the biggest market in the world… or anything.


Saturday, 9 February 2008, 13:04 GMT

Hospital bosses have apologised to two mothers after their babies were accidentally swapped.

One of the babies was breast-fed by the wrong mother and had to undergo a number of checks including an HIV test.

The mistake happened at Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop, Nottinghamshire late last year.

A hospital spokesman said an investigation had begun into what was an “extraordinary and most unfortunate incident which we deeply regret.”

A member of staff at the hospital or a relative reported the incident after the maternity unit was given an “excellent” rating by the Healthcare Commission in its recent report, it is believed.

The error happened after the babies were separated from their mothers – one is believed to be Polish, the other local – for an unknown reason.

When the babies were returned to the mothers they were accidentally swapped before staff realised the mistake.

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We can confirm that there was a most unfortunate, isolated incident in which two babies were mistakenly given to the wrong mothers for a brief time.

“Although every baby has an identification band, it is apparent that these were not checked properly with the result that babies were not given to their own mothers and one child was fed once.

“This incident is the subject of appropriate action with the staff involved. Both mothers have had an apology and a full explanation.”