A Coronial inquest is likely to investigate the cause of death of a newborn.
A Coronial inquest is likely to investigate the cause of death of a newborn. Alina Rylko

Coronial inquest over traumatic birth at Tweed Hospital

A CORONIAL inquest into the death of a baby boy following a traumatic birth at the Tweed Hospital looks likely to be listed by the end of the year.

The Crown Solicitor’s office confirmed today it was investigating a complicated evidence brief in relation to the medical management of a Tweed Heads woman’s labour in 2014.

Her newborn boy was resuscitated after birth and transferred to the Mater Mothers’ Hospital in Brisbane for further treatment.

Two days later his parents were forced to make the agonising decision to turn off his life support.

NSW deputy state coroner Magistrate Helen Barry initially had carriage of matters, before forwarding the case to the Kate Follent in the Crown Solicitor’s office for further investigation.

The family has declined to comment.



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