A 31-year-old woman in the UK has been charged with eight murders and ten attempted infanticide, reports Sky News, the BBC and The Independent.
The woman, who works as a nurse, attended a hearing at Manchester Crown Court over a video link from the prison in Peterborough, where she is currently being held.
He denies criminal guilt in all matters.
He is said to have killed five boys and three girls while working in a hospital in Chester, just outside Liverpool.
In addition to being charged with murder, the nurse is also said to have tried to kill five boys and five girls between June 2015 and June 2016.
The trial is scheduled to begin in October next year.
In May 2017, an investigation began at the hospital where the nurse worked, after several suspicious infant deaths.
When the investigation was over, the police detained the nurse. They believed they had sufficient evidence to convict him of eight murders and ten attempted infanticide. The motive is unknown.