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Feb 2020

Northern Ireland contaminated blood victims no closer to securing financial support to bring them in line with victims in England

Following the news that contaminated blood victims in Northern Ireland are receiving a lower financial settlement than those elsewhere in the UK, a group recently met with health minister Robin Swann and urged him to address the disparity in payments. Nigel Hamilton of the campaign group Haemophilia NI said those affected by the scandal in…

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Oct 2018

Emotional testimonies heard as inquiry into contaminated blood scandal begins

The scandal has been named the worst-ever NHS treatment disaster, when thousands of NHS patients received infected blood products during the 1970s and 1980s. This first UK-wide public enquiry comes following decades of campaigning by victims who state that they were never notified of the risks and that the scandal was subsequently covered up. It…

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Jul 2018

Inquiry to take place into contaminated blood scandal

An inquiry will take place to look into a possible cover-up by authorities and whether documents were destroyed in relation to a contaminated blood scandal which left over 2,400 people dead. Thousands of patients were infected with hepatitis C and HIV in the 1970s and 1980s, in what has been named as the worst treatment…

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