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Hospital-find baby to be fostered
Baby Andrew found at Wishaw General Hospital
Social workers said baby Andrew had been doing well
A baby found abandoned in a hospital is to be taken into foster care unless his mother comes forward.

The child was named Andrew after the security worker who discovered him at Wishaw General Hospital in North Lanarkshire on Tuesday night.

Despite appeals his mother has not yet been in touch but the authorities have still urged her to make contact.

The youngster was thought to only be a day or two old when he was found in a baby changing room.

Supt Greig Robertson, of Strathclyde Police, said: "We would really like this story to have a happy ending and I would urge Andrew's mum to phone us so that she can receive the help and support she needs.

It would be our preference that Andrew was able to grow up cared for by his mum as part of his own family
Jacquelyn Ralston
Senior social worker

"If Andrew's mum does not come forward he will be put into foster care but we hope it won't come to that and that he and his mum will contact us and be reunited."

Meanwhile the baby, found by security guard Andrew Watson, has been "doing well", according to senior hospital social worker Jacquelyn Ralston.

"It would be our preference that Andrew was able to grow up cared for by his mum as part of his own family," she said.

"We are aware it has been a difficult decision to leave Andrew in the hospital where he would be found and cared for."


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