BERLIN (Reuters) – A German nurse driven to distraction by the wails of a newborn baby, used sticking adhesive bandages to pacify it, a hospital in the western city of Kassel said on Thursday.
The shocked parents discovered the four-day-old boy in the post-natal ward with a pacifier taped to his mouth.
The nurse, who has since been moved from the children’s ward, has admitted responsibility and will be disciplined, the hospital said.
“She just made a mistake,” a hospital spokeswoman told Reuters. The child was unharmed in the incident.
If the hospital consider this to be “just a mistake”, I wonder what it would take for something to be considered serious.