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Experts to speak at Vale of Leven C.diff inquiry

Vale of Leven Hospital
Image caption A total of 55 patients were infected by the bug at the Vale of Leven Hospital

Nursing experts are to give evidence to a public inquiry into Scotland's worst Clostridium difficile (C.diff) outbreak.

Between 2007 and 2008, 55 patients at Dunbartonshire's Vale of Leven Hospital developed the bug and 18 died.

The inquiry, being chaired by Lord MacLean, is taking place at Maryhill Community Central Halls.

After hearing from the experts, nursing staff at the hospital will be the next witnesses.

Lord MacLean will take evidence until late-July when the inquiry will break for the summer.

A final report and recommendations are expected to be published by September 2012.

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