Scottish hospitals inquiry to hold public hearings in September

THE Scottish hospitals inquiry is to hold the first of its public hearings in September, with investigators to hear from affected patients and families.

The independent investigation is looking into the planning, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of both the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus (QEUH) in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences (RHCYP/DCN).

The inquiry will seek to determine how issues around ventilation, water contamination and other matters that adversely impacted on patient safety occurred; if these issues could have been prevented; and whether the buildings provide a suitable environment for the delivery of safe, effective person-centred care.

Lord Brodie, Chair of the inquiry, said on the public hearings, “The first priority of the inquiry is to understand the experiences of affected patients and their families and this evidence will be crucial. As such, it is the focus of our first series of hearings this autumn.”

If you have been affected or have information relevant to the investigation, the inquiry team can be reached on 0808 196 5000 or