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Penrose inquiry: David Cameron apologises over infected blood

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.

It came after a Scottish inquiry described the saga as “the stuff of nightmares”. Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV through NHS blood products in the 1970s and 80s. But the inquiry concluded few matters could have been done differently. And it made only a single recommendation – that anyone in Scotland who had a blood transfusion before 1991 should be tested for Hepatitis C if they have not already done so.

There was an angry response to the report from victims and relatives who had gathered at the National Museum in Edinburgh to see its publication after a six year wait, with shouts of “whitewash” after its conclusions were read out. The contaminated blood scandal has been described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS, and was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people, many of whom had been haemophiliac patients.

Click on the link to read and watch the video’s of today’s announcement

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-32041715

You can read the Penrose Inquiry Final Report by clicking on the PDF here.. Penrose inquiry Final report

 

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Lord Penrose’s inquiry took six years to complete it’s report

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