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Investigation launched after two babies die at Cavan General Hospital

One of the deaths is understood to have occurred following a Caesarean section on the infant’s mother.

Cavan General Hospital
Cavan General Hospital

Updated at 8pm

A HSE INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after two babies died at Cavan General Hospital in the past week.

The RCSI Hospital Group confirmed this evening that two investigations are underway at the hospital.

A spokesperson for the hospital said that it wasn’t their policy to comment on individual cases.

The deaths of the two children are believed to have occurred in the past week

In one case it is believed a child died after the child’s mother underwent a Caesarean section.

Part of the investigation is expected to look at whether there was a delay in performing the procedure.

A HSE spokesperson has said that it does not comment on individual cases.

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It is, however, HSE practice to carry out a review of the circumstances of such a death.

In the past number of years, the hospital has carried out a number of similar investigations after the deaths of newborn infants.

With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald 

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