NHS watchdog to review QEUH care following consultant complaints

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland previously apologised for not properly investigating concerns raised by medics.

The safety and quality of care at one of Scotland’s flagship hospitals will be reviewed by an NHS watchdog following concerns initially flagged by consultants last year.

Concerns of overcrowding and staff shortages, which 29 consultants at the hospital said “seriously compromised” the safety of patients, were first raised in May 2023. It instead launched an investigation and spoke with senior executives at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde before closing it in August last year.

Robbie Pearson, chief executive of HIS, said: “The emergency department consultants at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital have expressed a range of concerns which they believe compromise their ability to provide safe, effective and person-centred care.

 

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