This Inquiry will investigate the construction of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, Glasgow, and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh

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?

Press Release - Lord Brodie visits site of former Edinburgh Sick Kids

Lord Brodie, Chair of the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry, visited the now vacant Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh last week as part of the Inquiry’s information gathering work.

Date 20 April 2021

Lord Brodie visits Sick Kids Hospital

The Scottish Hospitals Inquiry visited the now empty Royal Hospital for Sick Kids in Edinburgh last week.

Date 20 April 2021

Give us your views

The Scottish Hospitals Inquiry has commissioned a survey to find out how the delayed opening of the two hospitals in Edinburgh impacted on the care and wellbeing of patients and their families. 

Date 19 April 2021

Watch the Inquiry

Watch the introduction to the Inquiry by the Chair,  Lord Brodie.

Further videos will be uploaded as the Inquiry progresses. During the oral hearing diets the proceedings may be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below. This will open in the Inquiry's YouTube channel.

View Introduction to the Inquiry View Inquiry YouTube channel

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. 

Inquiry Documents

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.