Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane.
A nurse at Birmingham Children's Hospital has been arrested after a child died. The nurse was been arrested on suspicion of "administering poison with intent to endanger life".

The 27-year-old has been released by West Midlands Police while investigations continue. She has also been suspended from her role at the hospital, which is run by Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police told The Sun : "We have arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection with the death of an infant. The child sadly passed away on Thursday at hospital.

"The woman was arrested on Thursday evening at a property in the West Midlands area on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life. She has been released while the investigation continues and the results of forensic tests are examined.

"The family of the child are being supported by specially-trained officers."

The NHS trust told the publication: "Following the death of an infant at our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, we have asked West Midlands Police to examine what has happened, in line with our own safeguarding policy.

"The staff member involved has been suspended by the trust following the national process on the sudden unexpected death of a child.

"We are supporting the infant's family at this distressing time and ask that privacy is respected in this process."