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1 year 10 months ago
We attended the whole of the first week at the Conference Centre in Edinburgh. As all have borne witness to the patients and families testimonies so far will now, the accounts of peoples experiences continue to be harrowing
1 year 11 months ago
We’re excited to celebrate World Hepatitis Day next Sunday 28th July. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise how far we have come in hepatitis C care, as well as to continue to drive for increased testing and treatment.
1 year 11 months ago
Yesterday, the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee released its report into the progress that has been made towards eliminating hepatitis C in Wales. New effective treatments mean it is now possible for the disease, which can cause fatal liver damage and cancer, to be eliminated as a major public health concern. Currently around 12,000-14,000 people in Wales are infected with hepatitis C but the majority of these do not know they have the disease.
1 year 11 months ago
The three testimonies today varied in the nature of their backgrounds as individuals; yet each story continued to hold key themes of misinformation, judgment and a significant impact upon not just the individual, but the families of those infected. Again, the courage of the witnesses must be recognised and several aspects of all the stories were harrowing and heart-breaking to listen to.
1 year 11 months ago
We have nothing but admiration for the people that give testimonies and evidence and those attending the hearings to support others, or who have themselves been affected by this, directly or indirectly.   We will continue to do all that we can as both core participants in the Inquiry and as the national charity for people with hepatitis C, help them get the justice they all deserve.   Mr M
1 year 12 months ago
Different members of staff continue to attend the hearings around the country, to give support where we can and to learn from those sharing their stories.  They continue to be both heart breaking and disturbing, and the bravery and determination of those giving evidence to share their very difficult and highly personal stories is humbling to witness. Today was no exception. Sean and Eleanor
2 years 3 days ago
Friday 7th June was the final evidence hearing in London until October but the Inquiry will continue to go around the UK to ensure people can access the hearings more locally if they want to.   Mr L He had been treated for serious pneumonia, which led to a variety of complications including septicemia and dialysis when he was just 19 years old.He ended up being put into an induced coma and had a partial lung removal.
2 years 3 weeks ago
The day started with Sir Brian Langstaff reiterating the Inquiry team’s intention to put those infected and affected at the heart of the Inquiry, for the process to be open and transparent and as quick as thoroughness will allow, but also that it is totally independent and fearful of no one.
2 years 1 month ago
Day 8 - Infected Blood Inquiry Hearings – (10th May 2019 London) The three witnesses today were as always, given as much space and time as they needed and had the opportunity to chart their journey in great detail from the very start until the present.