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The Review was announced in Parliament by Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, on 26 February 2019. The co-chairs are Dr Andrew Fraser and Dr Brian Montgomery.

The following describes the purpose of the review, taken from their website:

“The Review has been set up to address concerns about patient safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) in Glasgow. Since opening in 2015 it has experienced some problems with rare microorganisms. A small number of patients have contracted severe infections caused by rare organisms and a number of rare microbiological contaminants with the potential to cause serious infections have also been identified.”

Here we will provide update bulletins issued by the Review team from their website at, where you will also find more news and information.

(Content first published in January 2020)