A baby who was found seriously injured under his mum in a room at Cork University Maternity Hospital has sadly passed away.
The newborn tragically died shortly before 7pm last night.
The baby boy was found in a serious condition on Monday morning, but despite their best efforts, the doctors were unable to save him.
Statement from South South West Hospital Group confirming that a baby boy has died at Cork University Maternity Hospital, after being found on the floor of the hospital room with his mother. @VirginMediaNews pic.twitter.com/aFjPWuC2pM
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It is understood that the mum, who has been named locally as Margaret Downey, was breastfeeding when the accident occurred.
She was also a mum to two other children.
The deaths of the young mum and her son are being treated as a tragic accident. A full investigation has been launched.
CUMH staff had checked on the new mum shortly before she was found. It is understood that she was not feeling unwell when they last spoke to her.
Our thoughts are with the family of Margaret Downey during this devastating time.