The Scottish Government’s announcement that a public inquiry will be held to examine issues at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) sites is welcome, but must not be limited in scope by the minister says the Scottish Greens Health Spokesperson Alison Johnstone
Alison Johnstone MSP said:
“I welcome the decision to instruct a public inquiry into the serious concerns that have arisen around both hospitals, but it is vital that the Health Secretary doesn’t seek to limit the scope of the inquiry, nor must she use it as an excuse to avoid legitimate parliamentary scrutiny.
“The Scottish Government must ensure that the health and wellbeing of patients and staff is paramount going forward, and provide adequate support to all those who have been affected at both sites.
“There are also significant questions around the private finance schemes used to fund these projects and I hope that is an area the inquiry can examine.”