A mom bled to death in a hospital stairwell after getting lost on her way back from visiting her premature baby son, it is claimed.
Amanda Cox, 34, was last seen at 3 p.m. on Monday at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in Scotland.
Police and hospital staff launched a frantic search for the missing mom who was wearing just a T-shirt, pajamas and slippers.
Cox – who had given birth four days earlier – lay dying after collapsing in a rarely used stairwell, the Edinburgh News reports.
She was discovered seven hours later at 10 p.m. but died soon afterward on Monday.
It is thought cops, who are treating Cox’s death as unexplained, will investigate why it took seven hours to locate her.
A source said she had entered an old ward not covered by alarms.
They added: “Amanda had suffered severe headaches even before she was in the hospital and she was due to see a specialist.
“It’s thought she took a wrong turn as she came out the neonatal ward.
“It’s a disused ward and exit from the corridor that isn’t alarmed or locked.
“They don’t know the cause of death until the post-mortem. It’s just so, so sad.”
On Tuesday night relatives — including Amanda’s husband Michael, 38 — were at baby Murray’s bedside.
The baby was said to be “doing OK” after being born two months early on Thursday, weighing just 3 pounds, 7 ounces.
It is understood that Cox gave birth to Murray at Borders General Hospital before both were transferred to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Stunned pals paid tribute to the talented darts player who had won trophies on the women’s circuit.
Mhairi Mckinlay wrote: “Heartbreaking. Fly high Amanda all our love to your family, new baby and friends. From your darting family xxx.”
Steve Robertson added: “RIP Amanda. Was a pleasure to share a stage with you. You’ll be missed by all in darts x.”
As the cop probe continued, National Health Service Lothian deputy chief executive Jim Crombie said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with the family of Amanda Cox at this sad time. A police investigation is ongoing. We are assisting with their inquiries.”
A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that missing woman Amanda Cox was discovered collapsed in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary around 10:00 p.m. on Monday.
“She sadly passed away a short time later.”
“The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious, and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Amanda’s family and friends at this time.”
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