Officials at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital have had to apologise to the parents of baby Ishika Kainth after it was revealed that a midwife sliced off part of her finger when cutting the umbilical cord.
The midwife used a pair of scissors to cut the cord on May 14th, but unfortunately caught the little girl's finger. The midwife in question is no longer involved in clinical practice, and is understood to be very upset.
Ishika's mother, Jasvir, was quoted as saying "There was blood everywhere. It has caused my husband and I so much stress. You just do not expect these things to happen. Giving birth is supposed to be one of the most memorable experiences in your life"
Sadly, for this couple, it was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
The Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Cheryl Etches, has confirmed that an independent investigation has been launched, and they hope to learn lessons from the "tragic and regrettable" incident. Being a little more careful with a pair of scissors would probably be the main one.
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