A baby had part of her thumb cut open when a nurse was removing her intravenous injection at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with the ward reporting a loss of five nurses in the past three months. The South China Morning Post has also learned that two nurses, who were involved in a baby-swap blunder last August in the same hospital, quit in February owing to work stress. On Saturday, a baby born three days earlier had the tip of her left thumb cut open when a nurse was removing an intravenous injection from her hand. The infant had been in the special care baby unit after being diagnosed with a low blood sugar level. The hospital told the parents and apologised. The baby is in stable condition and expected to make a good recovery, the hospital says. The nurse concerned was counselled and is now on leave. The hospital said the unit had lost five nurses in the past three months but said it had employed four new ones. In August, the swapping of two babies in the hospital's post-natal ward went unnoticed by at least four shifts of staff before one of the mothers discovered the mistake. The hospital apologised to the parents.