We cannot know, and possibly cannot even begin to comprehend, what thoughts were swirling through the mind of this young woman; in the hours before she took the life of her innocent baby, along with her own. Charlotte’s body, along with that of tiny Zaani, lay in the rocks and bushes of the Avon Gorge, and was discovered after someone saw her hospital slippers in the grass. We cannot know; and therefore we must not judge, because the mind, especially the mind of a young woman who has just given birth, is like an unexplored universe.
But we can explore the manner in which this unfortunate young mother was allowed to walk clean out of a ‘controlled environment’, guarded by both electronic door release, and CCTV; and thence clean out of the maternity wing, whilst wearing only hospital slippers on her feet. Possibly an early query, but why was she allowed to walk, especially when the whole place is staffed with ‘dedicated health professionals’?
The hospital has launched a review.
I bet they have!