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Perth Newborn Abandoned With Note Outside Medical Centre

A newborn baby was left tucked in a box at the entrance of a Perth Medical Centre just after 8am on Wednesday morning.

The baby, who was less than 24 hours old, was left with a note, which had the baby boy's name, and a message asking for someone to care for him.

The staff at Garden City Medical Centre in the Perth suburb of Booragoon, called police straight after making this discovery, and believe the baby was dropped off only ten or so minutes before they spotted him.

The baby was taken to Perth Children's Hospital for an examination and is healthy, however police are worried about the health and safety of it's parents.

Detective Sergeant Dixie Johnson spoke to media that morning, asking for the baby's mother to come forward, as they need to know if the child was born in a hospital.

Police also want to make sure the mother knows she has support and services to access if she needs help.

"That's why we do want to speak to the mother because we've got concerns about the environment the baby was born in, and we really just need her to come forward to make sure she gets her medical attention and her welfare concerns are looked after," Detective Johnson said.

Police will continue to search for the baby's parents.

If you need help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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