Patient safety in the Accident & Emergency unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow will be reviewed by an NHS watchdog.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) was first contacted by 29 A&E doctors in May 2023 warning that safety was being “seriously compromised”.

HIS last month apologised for not fully investigating their concerns.

The review will consider leadership and operational issues and how they may have impacted on safety and care.

In the letter to HIS, the 29 consultants highlighted treatment delays, “inadequate” staffing levels and patients being left unassessed in unsuitable waiting areas.

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