The Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry

Chairman: The Rt Hon Lord MacLean
1 September 2014
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The Rt Hon Lord MacLean

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.

Current status

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.