Hospitals Inquiry Newsletter - Spring 2022

Date 28th April 2022
Welcome to our Spring 2022 newsletter
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Message from the Secretary

The Scottish Hospitals Inquiry was announced in September 2019 to examine issues at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP/DCN) and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) sites following concerns from affected parents over safety and wellbeing. In particular the Inquiry is to determine how issues relating to ventilation, water and other building systems occurred, and what steps can be taken to prevent this being repeated in future projects. More... 


A word from the Solicitor

The Inquiry is currently busy preparing for our second hearing of evidence commencing on 9 May. Lord Brodie has decided that the upcoming hearing will focus on two key themes: ventilation theory and practice and the project background to the Edinburgh hospital.  More... 

May hearing provisional schedule 

Our next set of hearings will take place from 09 May 2022. A provisional schedule has been published on our website. Check for any changes to the programme on the website or our Twitter or Facebook accounts.

All hearings will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel for anyone wishing to follow remotely. 

The public gallery has limited seating, but members of the public wishing to attend in person can book a space through our booking system. Ticket allocation will depend on capacity in the hearing room on any given day.  

What goes into running a hearing?
Our Hearings Manager describes how a hearing is run on a ‘typical’ day

When we were setting up the Inquiry office in 2021, Covid-19 restrictions were in place and were expected to continue for some time. So, we took care to ensure our hearings facilities could support virtual attendance and livestreaming to YouTube. This allowed us to reach a wider audience without increasing the risk of Covid-19 transmission, and gave us flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. More... 

New core participants designated

Lord Brodie designated three individuals as Core Participants since February 2022. Any new names will be added on to the Core Participants page as and when new Core Participants are designated.