RCMP were called to James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander this week. (CBC)

The RCMP in central Newfoundland said Thursday it has started an investigation involving an infant at the Gander hospital, but provided few details.

Sgt. Wayne Newell said the investigation at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander started Wednesday, and concerns an incident at the hospital on Tuesday.

"We don't know that there's any injuries to the baby," Newell told CBC News.

"There's still testing being done to determine the extent of any potential injuries. Right now, we believe that the baby is OK."

Central Health, the regional authority that manages the hospital, confirmed that there was an incident at the hospital, and that the family has been told what happened.

The authority said an occurrence report was filed, which was passed to the police.

Central Health said that because of privacy concerns, it cannot comment further.

The RCMP in Gander said it is investigating a staff member at the hospital, and that no one has been arrested.