Oh my: "Police investigate hospital where dummy was taped to baby's mouth"

(25 Posts)
Chislemum Fri 25-Jan-13 16:57:03

The Guardian (yes, I am a Guardian reader blush) reports this today...which shocked me. Not sure whether this has already been discussed in another thread.

"Police investigate hospital where dummy was taped to baby's mouth".
Link here www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/25/police-mid-staffordshire-hospital-baby-dummy

Just needed to share this as it made me feel sick, really.

DoItToJulia Fri 25-Jan-13 16:58:42

Vile.

Smudging Fri 25-Jan-13 17:03:46

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Mollydoggerson Fri 25-Jan-13 17:06:28

It reminds me of the tactics of a certain nurse who brought out loads of parenting books. Treat 'em mean to get them into a routine.

Horrible.

theindecisive Fri 25-Jan-13 17:08:45

That is awful - the mind just boggles, thank goodness the baby was OK

pinkyponk67 Fri 25-Jan-13 18:38:33

Beyond belief.
How could anyone think that was ok let alone someone in a "caring" job.

SucksToBeMe Fri 25-Jan-13 18:44:53

angry

BikeRunSki Fri 25-Jan-13 18:51:24

I heard this on the radio on way home from work, except they said "face" rather than "mouth". I thought that they surely couldn't mean taped in place in the baby 's mouth. Looks like that is exactly it. Horrific. angry

Patchouli Fri 25-Jan-13 21:03:21

Unbelievable.
What a stupid and dangerous thing to do.

landofsoapandglory Fri 25-Jan-13 21:05:46

I heard it on the news and rewound the TV because I thought I couldn't possibly of heard right!

It is absolutely diabolical! I hope the person/people responsible get sacked and struck off.angry

landofsoapandglory Fri 25-Jan-13 21:06:27

possibly *have heard right blush

Lostonthemoors Fri 25-Jan-13 21:10:19

Awful sad

GrimmaTheNome Fri 25-Jan-13 21:10:46

>I hope the person/people responsible get sacked and struck off
suspended and the police are investigating.

Its Stafford again.

AnyaKnowIt Fri 25-Jan-13 22:16:26

Just heard on the news that the baby was admitted to hospital due to breathing difficulties angry

sparkle12mar08 Sat 26-Jan-13 13:48:44

This is just the tip of an unbelievably big iceberg - Stafford hospital should be razed to the ground and all staff sacked or asked to reapply for their own jobs, from the chief exec down to the porters and cleaners The culture of patient disrespect and arse covering there is truly shocking, but it's endemic sadly.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Sat 26-Jan-13 13:51:47

sad Thats horrible. Just leaves you scared to leave your children in hospital overnight. Who can you trust?!

Oh my good god are they serious angry what an utterly lazy disgusting dangerous thing to do!!!

And they passed nursing courses?

Just shock

meddie Sat 26-Jan-13 14:07:49

Its appalling that a nurse should think this was acceptable. But then I also see parents propping bottles up so they don't have to hold it while they feed or using soft toys to hold a dummy into a child's mouth. Both equally as dangerous if the child vomits.

Piecesofmyheart Mon 28-Jan-13 16:43:00

I was horrified when I heard this sad

But just to point out that I'm not sure it it was a qualified nurse or a nursing auxilary. And if it's the latter, there is no regulation or no 'process' to make sure that he or she never works in a 'caring' environment again if they aren't prosecuted over this. They are often untrained so there is every possibility that they didn't pass 'anything' angry

Lostonthemoors Mon 28-Jan-13 19:43:53

Daily mail is quoting mother who is a trainee nurse saying she was told it was a nurse sad

diddl Tue 29-Jan-13 08:10:08

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diddl Tue 29-Jan-13 08:12:09

I may be wrong with what I just said.

The pic I saw was probably also of the bosy in hospital.

diddl Tue 29-Jan-13 10:28:27

"Its appalling that a nurse should think this was acceptable".

I agree, but tbh I think it´s dreadful that anyone would even think of it-let alone do it!

Sticky tape on a baby´s face??

MariscallRoad Wed 30-Jan-13 01:59:19

Was there not a full public inquiry opened in 2010 into the standards of care of the same hospital? I have not followed it though...

Spinnerbear Thu 31-Jan-13 12:28:35

Awful and disgusting. What if the baby had vomited? Neither of my children wanted a dummy, so I am no expert, but damn!

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