Police are investigating four deaths at the flagship Queen Elizabeth university hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow, it has emerged.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – which has a duty to investigate all sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths – has instructed officers from Police Scotland to act.
While the investigation is understood to be at an early stage, it could lead to a fatal accident inquiry or criminal charges.
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