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Inquiry Launched At Cork Maternity Hospital After Infants' Organs Were Incinerated Without Parents' Consent.

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RTE Investigates reports they were sent for incineration to Belgium

An investigation's underway at Cork University Maternity Hospital after baby organs were incinerated without the knowledge or consent of bereaved parents.

RTE Investigates reports they were sent for incineration to Belgium along with clinical waste across two days in late March and early April last year.

It says organs were kept in storage at the CUH mortuary for several months due to capacity constraints at its burial plots.

The incineration took place to free up space at the facility due to the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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