Police launch criminal investigation into four deaths at Scottish hospital

Police have launched a criminal investigation into four deaths at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital – together with that of a 10-year-old lady.

Officers will look into how Milly Main contracted a deadly an infection whereas being handled at the Royal Hospital for Children – a part of the QEUH campus.

Two different unnamed youngsters’s deaths might be assessed as a part of the investigation, in addition to that of a 73-year-old lady.

It comes after Milly’s mom Kimberly Darroch informed a review this week that her daughter’s dying had been “murder”.

She spoke out as a part of the Scottish Hospitals inquiry, which is at the moment wanting at points with the development of services in each Glasgow and Edinburgh.

“My view is that the hospital should be closed,” she said. “I don’t think it’s safe…I feel like the health board need to be punished for all of this.”

Milly died in 2017 after contracting stenotrophomonas – an an infection present in water – whereas beating handled for leukaemia.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has now instructed police to research, a spokesperson confirmed on Saturday.

They mentioned: “The Procurator Fiscal has received reports in connection with the deaths of three children and a 73-year-old woman at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus, Glasgow.

“The investigation into the deaths is ongoing and the households will proceed to be stored up to date in relation to any vital developments.”

The spokesman added: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is dedicated to supporting the work of the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry and contributing positively and constructively to that work.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Our investigation is at a really early stage, it might be inappropriate to remark additional.”

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