Trinidad: Newborn girl found in cardboard box in San Fernando General Hospital

On Monday, August 22, 2022, police authorities, without giving any details of the content of the note, stated that it was a one-page hand-written letter. As per the sources, the note could be written by the baby's mother with her inability to care for the child. 

Trinidad: Newborn girl found in cardboard box in San Fernando General Hospital
Trinidad: Newborn girl found in cardboard box in San Fernando General Hospital

Trinidad and Tobago: The San Fernando General Hospital found the newborn girl in the cardboard box in the hallway on their ground floor. There was also a note with the girl on the cardboard

On Monday, August 22, 2022, police authorities, without giving any details of the content of the note, stated that it was a one-page hand-written letter. As per the sources, the note could be written by the baby’s mother with her inability to care for the child. 

Police further informed that the child was safe and healthy and that no one was around the space where the baby was found. 

As per the man who came to the hospital shortly before 9 am, there was a woman walking nearby ahead of him, firstly spotted the baby. At the very first moment, the gender of the baby was not confirmed. They found a baby, a note and a pink coloured teddy bear in the cardboard. A one-month-old girl was wrapped in the brown-coloured blanket. After that, the doctors of the hospital were alerted, and they took the baby to medically examined her.

The doctors also halted the passerby from clicking the photos of the newborn baby. 

He further mentioned that the baby was light-skin and appeared to be of “Spanish” descent.

Moreover, South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) stated that the baby was found on the compound, and now she was given medical treatment by professionals. 

The statement added, “Additionally, an investigation is underway and in progress to determine the circumstances which led to this unfortunate incident. The SWRHA has alerted the relevant partner state agencies to provide all the necessary assistance as required.”

However, no further details have been given, and the police stated that the investigation is underway.   

Further various people in the hospital stated that they had spotted no one near the baby as they only saw gatherings of the doctors in the hallway.