A HOSPITAL trust is investigating after a baby was handed to the wrong mother.

In September 2023, a baby was given to the wrong mother at Poole Hospital.

An ongoing investigation into the incident has taken place.

Lorraine Tonge, director of midwifery at University Hospitals Dorset, said: "We are investigating an incident in our maternity unit in September 2023 in which a baby was handed to the wrong mother.

“We deeply regret any distress that was caused and have reached out to the mother to offer her support.

“We would urge her to get back in touch with us to assist us in our investigation.

“The safety of our parents and babies is the highest priority and we are committed to providing full support to the affected families."

UHD NHS Foundation Trust said it will be making no further statement at this time.