Hospital accidentally cremates couple's baby    (Picture: 9News)       A Sydney couple has told of their devastation after a major Sydney hospital mistakenly cremated their stillborn daughter.  Stella Pirko and Anthony Meyers, from Padstow, had authorised Liverpool Hospital to carry out an autopsy and genetic testing on their baby Krystal Rose, who was born at 28 weeks.  But their request was never followed through after the paperwork went missing and a lack of funding left no-one responsible for the hospital mortuary.  When they learned their daughter had been cremated with no autopsy, Stella told Nine News they went into shock.
Stella Pirko and Anthony Meyers are searchign for answers after their daughter was cremated with no autopsy (Picture: 9News)

A couple have been left traumatised after their stillborn daughter was accidentally cremated by a hospital in Sydney.

Anthony Meyers and Stella Pirko are demanding answers after their child was taken to a crematorium before an autopsy had been performed.

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Krystal Rose was born at 28 weeks after scans showed she had an enlarged bladder and the couple were hoping the autopsy and genetic testing might provide answers for why she had the condition.

Instead their daughter was left in the morgue at Liverpool Hospital for nine days before being mistakenly sent to the wrong funeral home.

Stella told news.com.au: ‘I came home, I was suffering … I was a mother without a baby and it was so hard.

Hospital accidentally cremates couple's baby    (Picture: 9News)       A Sydney couple has told of their devastation after a major Sydney hospital mistakenly cremated their stillborn daughter.  Stella Pirko and Anthony Meyers, from Padstow, had authorised Liverpool Hospital to carry out an autopsy and genetic testing on their baby Krystal Rose, who was born at 28 weeks.  But their request was never followed through after the paperwork went missing and a lack of funding left no-one responsible for the hospital mortuary.  When they learned their daughter had been cremated with no autopsy, Stella told Nine News they went into shock.
Krystal Rose was stillborn at 28 weeks (Picture: 9News)

‘It has impacted our lives, in a dramatic and horrific way.’

She added: ‘We trusted them to do their jobs — to find out what happened to our baby. We cannot fathom how this happened.’

Robynne Cooke, general manager of Liverpool Hospital, said she had apologised and offered ongoing support.

She said an investigation had led to new safeguards and the hospital was now recruiting a full-time mortuary technician.