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".