Fatal Accident Inquiry Rosepark Nursing Home

The oral hearing on submissions in respect of the Rosepark Fatal Accident Inquiry will take place 10.00 am in Hamilton Sheriff Court on 17 February 2011 (not 27 January 2011 as previously intimated).

Sheriff Principal Lockhart first received draft written submissions from the Crown which were made available to all interested parties.  Interested parties have now lodged draft written submissions in answer.  A period of adjustment has been allowed in order that each party may adjust their draft written submissions in light of the material lodged by other parties.

The hearing on 17 February is to give all parties a final opportunity to make any concluding submissions.  That hearing may well be relatively brief.

The Sheriff Principal takes the view that the submissions in their final form should be made public.  He has decided that the best way to achieve this is to attach an Appendix to his Determination when it is issued.  The Appendix will contain all the written submissions which he has received as adjusted and amplified at the hearing on 17 February 2011.  That Appendix will be published at the same time as his Determination.