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.
Learn more about the background to the Inquiry here
On 17 September 2019 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport announced that a public inquiry into the hospitals. The Inquiry is independent and its progress and lines of enquiry are determined by the Chair. These are tailored to fulfil the Terms of Reference set out by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport in the Scottish Parliament on 15 June 2020.
The Inquiry was launched on 3 August 2020.
The Inquiry’s Remit and Terms of Reference require it to investigate a number of issues arising from the planning, design, construction, commissioning and where appropriate maintenance of two recently constructed hospital buildings. These are the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus in Glasgow (QEUH) and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh (RHCYP/DCN).
The Inquiry will publish regularly the cumulative costs of the Inquiry. For more information follow the link below.
Who is Involved?
Learn more about the Chair and senior members of the Inquiry.
As and when Expert Witnesses are appointed, their details will be added to the site, and a link to them will be available here
As and when Core Participants are designated, their details will be added to the site, and a link to them will be available here
Frequently Asked Questions
Many people find it unusual and sometimes daunting to be involved in a public inquiry. It is crucial to remember that an Inquiry is about determining the facts, and not about determining liability. Whilst an Inquiry often appears to similar to a court, it is not so, and the Chair is particularly keen that those who have information that may assist the inquiry feel able to contribute. To help with questions you may have, a series of frequently asked questions is available.