Investigation Launched Into Death Of Mother And Newborn At Maternity Hospital

A new mother and her newborn baby boy have died at Cork University Maternity Hospital in what has been described as a "tragic accident".

It is understood that medical staff carrying out ward rounds found the mother and baby on the floor of her room at the hospital just before 8am on Monday

The mother is said to have been dead when she was discovered and the hospital reported that the newborn baby died late yesterday evening.

A full medical investigation has been launched and post-mortem examinations are to be carried out on both the woman and child.

The hospital expressed its "deepest sympathy" to the family of the mother and her baby.

According to reports, it is being investigated if the woman "suffered a medical episode as she was breastfeeding her baby, which caused her to fall from her bed".

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