A health board has ordered a review after a woman’s body was left in a mortuary for six weeks, meaning a post-mortem examination could not determine the cause of death.

Charlene McGregor, 41, died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) while being treated for a cyst behind her ear on March 12 of this year.

Her brother William McGregor, speaking to the Daily Record, said his sister’s body was left in the mortuary, with staff telling the family they “forgot about her”.

A toxicology screening later carried out by police found Ms McGregor died from a methadone overdose.

“She didn’t have the best life but had been going with the same guy for 10 years and was beginning to turn her life around,” her brother told the newspaper.

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and join the fightback against Scottish Nationalism.