Police have been called in after an 18-month-old girl was taken to a Perth hospital with life threatening injuries.
It is understood the toddler was taken to Swan District Hospital by family on Thursday morning and was immediately transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital’s intensive care unit.
The child reportedly had sustained serious injuries to her head and other parts of her body.
Police were notified by the hospital of the case and the child abuse squad is now investigating how those injuries were sustained.
Police have not revealed what explanation was provided to them from the child’s family as to how the toddler received her injuries.
The Weekend West understands the child has been stabilised and is expected to survive but it is not known whether she will suffer any permanent disability.
Doctors are hoping that they will have a clearer picture of her long term prognosis once the results of further medical tests are completed early next week.
A Princess Margaret Hospital spokesman said the girl was tonight in a stable condition.
Under mandatory reporting laws doctors are required to inform police whenever a child presents with injuries that they consider to be irregular.