A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a baby was found abandoned in hospital toilets in Wigan.
26-year-old Orsolya Anmaria Balogh has been charged with attempted murder.
On Wednesday 6 July 2016, just after 12am, police were called to the Royal Albert Infirmary in Wigan, to reports that a new born baby boy had been found in the toilets of A&E.
The baby was found by security staff at the hospital and taken into the A&E ward, where he was resuscitated and is now doing well.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. After the discovery, the A&E department at the Royal Albert Infirmary was closed overnight but is now open as usual.
Detective Inspector Martin Reddington, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “This is an awful situation, I am just so happy I am able to say that the baby boy is doing well.
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the staff at the Royal Albert Infirmary, without doubt their heroic actions saved the life of this new born baby”.
Andrew Foster, Chief Executive of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust said:
“I would like to thank all staff who were involved for their professionalism and calmness during the incident, particularly the diligent member of staff who discovered the baby and raised the alarm. I’m very proud of the way our staff worked; their quick response without doubt saved the baby’s life”.