Birth Of Toronto Baby Outdoors And Mistakenly Declared Dead Under Investigation

Posted: Updated:
How was a Toronto baby born outdoors mistakenly declared dead? The hospital involved is trying to find out. (FIle Photo/Alamy) | Alamy

TORONTO - A Toronto hospital says it's launching an investigation after a newborn baby was mistakenly declared dead.

The close call came at Humber River Hospital in Toronto's west end on Sunday.

The girl's mother went into labour while walking to the hospital, gave birth on the sidewalk and had to be rushed to Humber for treatment.

The child was declared dead, but police standing by the infant while waiting for the coroner to arrive eventually saw the baby was still moving.

Humber says its chief of emergency medicine and head of pediatrics will be reviewing all procedures applied in the case.

Humber says the baby is currently in care at SickKids hospital.

Also on HuffPost:

Craziest Places Women Have Given Birth
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Toronto baby wrongly pronounced dead after outdoor birth

Making a high-stakes research career work with family

Super-ovulation fertility drugs need better monitoring, doctors warn

Baby Bentley doing well. Will be a while in hospital (5 photos)

Ontario man's fight for maternity care for wife exposes gap in system