The Rt Hon Lord MacLean published his final report of the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry on November 24, 2014 into the occurrence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection at the Vale of Leven Hospital (VOLH) from January 1, 2007 onwards, in particular between December 1, 2007 and June 1, 2008.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport provided an initial response to the Scottish Parliament on November 25, 2014 when all 75 recommendations were accepted (65 for NHS boards, nine for Scottish Government and one for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service), and gave evidence to the Health and Sport Committee on February 24, 2015.
The Scottish Government response to the report has now been published:
Progress since Publication of Inquiry Report
A number of actions have been undertaken since Lord MacLean published his report:
NHS Boards' responses
Further background information on the Inquiry itself, including the Terms of Reference and information on the evidence sessions:
Comments, Complaints, Suggestions
There are a number of options available to patients, families and the public to make comments, complaints and suggestions about the care they have received. If you wish to make a complaint each NHS Board has a formal complaint process available.
The Scottish Government has also supported the roll out of the independent Patient Opinion website giving everyone the chance to provide real-time feedback to NHS Boards on the care received:
Should you wish to make any comments or suggestions on how the recommendations from the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry can be implemented, please contact the Inquiry Response Team by emailing: