This is the website for the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry. The Inquiry was set up by Scottish Ministers to investigate the occurrence of C. difficile infection at the Vale of Leven Hospital from 1 January 2007 onwards. The Inquiry will also investigate the deaths associated with C. difficile which occurred between 1 December 2007 and 1 June 2008.
View the Inquiry's Terms of Reference.
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, then Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy, announced the Inquiry in the Scottish Parliament in April 2009. The Inquiry, which has been set up under the Inquiries Act 2005, began its work on 1 October 2009. The Rt Hon Lord MacLean, pictured, is the Chairman of the Inquiry.
The Inquiry has now received the last of the responses to warning letters. Some of the responses received are lengthy and detailed and will take time to consider. Responses and associated attachments run to a total of almost 600 pages.
The report cannot be finalised until the Chairman has considered each of the responses and made any necessary amendments to the report. Once this process is complete, a further update on the reporting date will be provided.