Published: 05/05/2005, Volume II5, No. 5954 Page 8

An investigation has been launched and two porters suspended after allegations that a dead baby was left in a box in a hospital basement. Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals trust chief executive David Loughton said: 'I have contacted the family involved to express our sympathy for their loss and our regret about the incident we are investigating.' One of the porters involved was disciplined following a similar incident two years ago at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.