A baby who was admitted to Stafford Hospital in the UK was found with a dummy taped to it’s face.
A member of staff has been suspended and police were brought in to investigate the incident, which happened earlier this month. The baby was four months old at the time.
Colin Ovington from Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust said: "Fortunately, the baby was unharmed. We have a zero tolerance approach to poor patient care."
A statement from Staffordshire Police says "Officers from our Protecting Vulnerable People Department are at the very early stages of investigating a complaint concerning the treatment of a baby boy by a member of staff at Stafford Hospital earlier this month."
Mr Ovington, director of nursing and midwifery, said: "We cannot emphasise strongly enough that this incident is exceptional and apologise again to the family.
"We want other hospitals to learn from this so that we can be sure that it does not happen to any other baby."