Remit of the Inquiry
The overarching aim of this Inquiry is to consider the planning, design, construction, commissioning and, where appropriate, maintenance of both the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus (QEUH), Glasgow and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences (RHCYP/DCN), Edinburgh.
The Inquiry will determine how issues relating to adequacy of ventilation, water contamination and other matters adversely impacting on patient safety and care occurred; if these issues could have been prevented; the impacts of these issues on patients and their families; and whether the buildings provide a suitable environment for the delivery of safe, effective person-centred care.
The Inquiry will make recommendations to ensure that any past mistakes are not repeated in future NHS infrastructure projects. The Inquiry will do this by fulfilling its Terms of Reference.
What is the latest news from the Inquiry?
Newsletter - August 2021
The Inquiry's newsletter for July 2021 is now published.
May 2022 hearings to explore issues at Edinburgh hospital
Chair of the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry, Lord Brodie, has issued guidance setting out the focus of the Inquiry’s work in relation to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.
Protocol on Witness Expenses published
The Protocol on Witness Expenses has been published today, alongside guidance on travel and subsistence.
What is the timetable for the inquiry?
When the Inquiry moves to oral hearings the timetable for the current week will be published here
You can find out the different stages of the Inquiry in the About section
The first oral hearings are scheduled to start in September 2021.
A wide range of documents will be made available through the website.
These may include copies of evidence, transcripts of the oral hearings and reports commissioned by the Inquiry.