Police are investigating four deaths that were reported at the flagship Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow (QEUH).
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has instructed officers from Police Scotland to act, as the service has a duty to investigate all sudden, unexplained and unexpected deaths.
Although the investigation is in the early stages, it could potentially lead to a fatal accident inquiry or criminal charges.
The deaths which are being investigated are that of a 73-year-old woman as well as three children.
One of the deaths being investigated is the death of Milly Main in 2017 after she contracted an infection found in water while being treated at the Royal Hospital for Children, which is part of the same campus as QEUH.
Her mother stated that she believes “what happened to my daughter is murder” while adding, “My view is that the hospital should be closed. I don’t think it’s safe.”
She made these statements to an inquiry that was looking into issues with the construction of the hospital, saying, “I feel like the health board need to be punished for all of this.”
An investigation into the deaths remains ongoing while the families of the victims will continue to be updated on any significant developments.
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