27 Feb 2009

Sick baby returned to Whangarei Hospital

3:06 pm on 27 February 2009

A baby taken from the emergency department of Whangarei Hospital by her mother has been returned to hospital by her whanau.

Police believe the four-month-old infant was taken by her mother shortly about 10pm on Thursday.

The infant was said to have an intravenous line in her arm and to have been in a dehydrated condition, needing antibiotics and treatment.

Police say they are speaking to the 23-year-old mother but have not arrested her.

Whangarei Hospital says the incident is now a matter for Child Youth and Family.