Hospital inquiry chair makes appeal for evidence

THE chair of the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry, Lord Brodie, has reiterated his call for anyone with relevant information to come forward to assist investigations.

Since its launch in August, investigators have heard from representatives of patients and families affected by the issues that arose from the construction of Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus (QEUH) and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.

The board said that specific lines of investigation have emerged from the information gathered thus far – including the adequacy of ventilation, water contamination and other matters impacted on patient safety and care.

Earlier in November, Lord Brodie issued a call for applications for core participant status. Under the Inquiry Rules 2007 core participants can include individuals, organisations or entities with a significant interest in an important aspect of the matters to which the inquiry relates.

If you believe this may apply to you, you can apply before the deadline of 31 December 2020. Further information on core participants can be found here. If you have any questions regarding, you can contact: