Appeal after Mum gives birth leaving baby in hospitial toliet

appeal after mum gives birth leaving baby in hospitial toliet

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Thames Valley Police are making an appeal to trace a mother to reunite her with new born baby.

This afternoon (18/3) at some time around 6pm a woman has given birth to a baby boy in the toilets of the hospital and then left.

The baby boy was discovered by hospital staff and is doing well and being looked after by medical professionals at the hospital.

However we are very concerned for the mother’s health and we are appealing to her to seek out medical attention.

At this time we do not have a description of the mother but we are looking at CCTV to gather further information.

Sam Foster Chief Nurse of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am appealing directly to the baby’s mother to please come forward to seek medical attention.

“Child birth is a very emotional process, from a physical perspective you will need our medical and midwifery team to check that there are no complications from you giving birth.

“Here at the hospital we have midwives and doctors to give you the care you need and reunite you with your baby boy.

“Please urgently call 01865 740429 to speak to one of the midwives at the hospital who can give you the care you need.

“Or contact 999 and ask to speak to the ambulance service.”

Anyone else with information who may have seen a distressed woman leaving the hospital this evening (18/3) at some time after 6pm should call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 1209 18/3/19.