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
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 Chairman has now considered each of the responses to the warning letters issued
by the Chairman. As the responses received were both lengthy and detailed, this
process has taken some time. Now that it has been concluded, any necessary amendments
are now being made to the report.
Once the amendments have been made, the whole report will then be reviewed in preparation
for submission to the publishers. An update on the reporting date will be provided
as soon as possible.