Tuesday, 31 July 2007

30 July 2007 - A second Rotorua child abused this week


A second Rotorua child - a 12-week-old baby - is in the Starship with suspicious head injuries.

Nia Glassie
The latest baby, a boy, was admitted on Saturday. He was in a stable condition last night.

The cases have prompted a Starship intensive care specialist to describe New Zealand's level of child abuse as a national scandal....

Dr Liz Segedin, who cares for the small and vulnerable victims, last night said up to one child a month was admitted to the Starship with brain injuries caused by abuse.

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