Dear Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland),
In particular I address this request to the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit. I request the following information:
1. The current timescale/turnaround times for fiscal-ordered post-mortems being conducted in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow from the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland on 1 March 2020 until 19 July 2020.
2. The storage capacities for the deceased in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the current figures as of 19 July 2020 for the number of deceased currently in QEUH.
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Please find attached a response to your FOI request of 20 June 2020.
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