But MSPs on the health committee will have a wider focus, looking at healthcare facilities across the country, the risks that exist and how these should be reported and addressed.
The committee’s convenor, Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald, said: “Like everyone across Scotland, I was deeply troubled by the nature of the deaths at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
“There are a number of ongoing investigations into what happened, but this raises wider issues about the safety and control of healthcare environments in Scotland.
“The committee is determined to understand how standards are upheld and consider existing protocols in place. We are also going to look at the adequacy of systems and processes for reporting and controlling outbreaks when they do occur. This is why we want to hear from healthcare professionals from across Scotland.”
Committee’s questions to staff
What is the scale of health problems acquired from the healthcare environment in Scotland?
What and where are the main risks?
Are the current systems and processes in Scotland adequate for monitoring, reporting, eliminating or controlling these hazards?