A hospital has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby.

The Medical Centre in Podgorica, Montenegro, blamed the incident on a nurse who it said did not follow procedure, reports 9 news.

A statement said doctors and nurses who were on duty at the time have been replaced and are facing disciplinary measures.

The hospital said “we would like to assure the public that all those responsible will be sanctioned”.


J001984_MoM_625x130px_v3

Reports claim the couple left the hospital thinking they were taking home their own baby girl when the father realised something was wrong.

The couple went back after finding that the number tags of the mother and the baby did not match, the report added.

Share your comments below.


  • Because of the possibility of this happening, my newborns were never left unattended nor left in the care of hospital staff

    Reply


  • How the heck can this happen. I know it’s not always easy to notice the differences in a new born but the tags between Mother and baby are meant to match. Thank goodness it was noticed immediately by the parents. Doesn’t say too much about the staff though

    Reply


  • Wow, good thing the parents were observant!

    Reply


  • Thank God for the best outcome. However, this would be very parent’s nightmare and should never happen. The distress that would have been caused, is unforgivable.

    Reply


  • Not something new parents should go through

    Reply


  • A new parents nightmare scenario. :(

    Reply


  • Ooh, definitely a scary thought.

    Reply


  • In this day and age things like this just shouldn’t happen!

    Reply


  • I think this is a big part of the reason babies stay in the room with their Mum’s instead of going to the nursery now.

    Reply


  • wow, what an error, luckily the realised.

    Reply


  • Phew what an error ! This should not have happened ! Lucky they didn’t throw the number tags away yet and could prove this mistake.

    Reply


  • What if something like that happens to us and we don’t realize..
    I don’t know… We will still love them… Geez

    Reply


  • Hard to think that this happened in this day and age! Wonder what procedures they have? My baby barely left me from the time she was born.

    Reply


  • They must have been half asleep, surely you can recognize your own baby.Very strange this can happen in this day and age.


    • Possibly not – it does depend on the type of birth and time spent with the new bub and the health of the mum. These things do happen – poor families.

    Reply


  • I don’t understand how this can happen.. you would think you’d notice before you left

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?

No picture uploaded yet
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.

Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just submit?

Write A Rating Just Submit
Join