Date lodged: 1 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00215 by Shona Robison on 22 November 2016 (Official Report, c. 6), what the timescale of the inquiry is; what its (a) parameters, (b) objectives and (c) scope will be, and whether the families affected by the issue will be consulted from the outset.
Answered by: Shona Robison 16 December 2016
The terms of reference for the review are now published on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/governance_and_assurance/programme_resources/ayrshire_maternity_unit_review.aspx and it is expected that it will be completed within 3-6 months.
Any family affected will have the opportunity to speak with the HIS review team and some have already made contact.