A baby who was
admitted to the Stavanger University Hospital for a urinary tract infection
this summer was given morphine instead of antibiotics.
The six-week-old baby boy survived the incident but was placed in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit.
An article in the Stavanger Aftenblad stated that the hospital reported the incident to the police while the baby’s mother gave her version of events to the Norwegian Health Authority, the hospital’s Health Safety and Environment department and the police,
Bjørn Øgländ, head of the HSE department, wrote in an email to the newspaper that the hospital has until October 1 to present its report on how the incident was handled and what measures are being taken to reduce the risk of recurrence.
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