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The final Infected Blood Inquiry report will be published on 20th May 2024 following an independent public statutory inquiry.

The Inquiry was established in 2017. It has examined the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom were given infected blood products between 1970 and 1991.

Click here for more information about the Inquiry on the Infected Blood Inquiry website (opens in new tab)

Patients across the UK, including some who received blood products whilst receiving care from Hywel Dda University Health Board’s legacy organisations, were subsequently infected.

We are sorry for the hurt, pain and suffering caused to patients and their families and loved ones.

Many people and advocacy groups, such as Haemophilia Wales and The Birchgrove Group, tirelessly campaigned for a national inquiry to take place. The courage, resilience and perseverance shown by everyone who bravely provided evidence is truly remarkable. 

Click here to visit the Haemophilia Wales website (opens in new tab).

Click here to visit the Birchgrove Group website (opens in new tab).

We have supported the Infected Blood Inquiry in an open and transparent way sharing of all relevant information and documentation.      

Along with other public health bodies, the Health Board has adopted the Charter for Families Bereaved through Public Tragedy.

The Health Board is committed to supporting people who have questions about care and we will follow the Duty of Candour approach and share any available medical records upon request. We are committed to being open, transparent and honest with anyone who contacts us. Click here to read more about the Duty of Candour (opens in new tab).

 

If you are worried that you or a loved one may be infected or affected by contaminated blood products, we can discuss this with you.

You can contact us Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm (excludes bank holidays). 

Telephone: 0300 303 8322 and choose option 1
Email: ask.hdd@wales.nhs.uk  

If you live outside the Hywel Dda University Health Board area, please contact your health board.

Click here to view the list of all Welsh health boards (opens in new tab).

If you or a loved one have or had an inherited bleeding disorder, you can contact the dedicated team (the Bleeding Disorder Service) based in the Cardiff Haemophilia Centre. 

You can contact them Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm:

Email: BDNW.InfectedBloodInquiry.Cav@wales.nhs.uk  
Telephone: 0800 952 0055   

Alternatively, you can contact Haemophilia Wales:

Email: info@haemophiliawales.org
Click here to contact Haemophilia Wales through their online contact form (opens in new tab).

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