Royal Cornwall Trust investigates swab incident

  • 28 September 2012
  • From the section Cornwall

A hospital in Cornwall says it is investigating why a swab was left inside a woman while she was giving birth.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust said it happened earlier in September after an assisted birth in a delivery suite.

The trust says the woman involved is understood to be well and it is now working to make sure what they called a "Never Event" does not happen again.

The trust said it would "ensure appropriate actions are taken".

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