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Infected Blood Inquiry

Ymchwiliad Gwaed Heintiedig | Infected Blood Inquiry - Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a

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 to examine 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.

You can find out more about the Inquiry on the Infected Blood Inquiry website here.   

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board was involved in the delivery of care to those requiring blood or blood products and we know that some of those patients were subsequently infected and family members and loved ones have been affected by the consequences.

We acknowledge and apologise unreservedly for the hurt, pain and suffering caused and would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere apology to all those affected and our deepest condolences to those suffering the loss of a loved one.

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

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

Along with other public health bodies, the Health Board has adopted the Charter for Families Bereaved through Public Tragedy. To read this charter signed by Maria Battle, former Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, please click here.

The Health Board is committed to supporting people who have questions about their 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. To read more about the Duty of Candour, click here.

If you are worried that you or a loved one may be infected or affected by contaminated blood products, our Concerns Team is available to discuss this with you.

The Concerns Team is open from 7.30am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 7.30am to 6pm on Wednesday.

To contact the Concerns Team, you can:

Telephone: 029 218 36318 

If you live outside the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board area, please contact your Health Board. A list of all Health Boards in Wales can be found here.

The Bleeding Disorder Network Wales team at the Haemophilia Centre in Cardiff have set up a dedicated phone line and email address to support patients and families infected or affected by contaminated blood products in Wales. These will operate Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

To contact the Bleeding Disorder Network Wales team, you can:

Telephone: 0800 952 0055   

Alternatively, you can contact Haemophilia Wales via or through their online contact form here.

Further Information


Support for Infected and Affected People

The Bleeding Disorder Service has developed a resource for people with information of services that are available to support you through this time. To view this resource, please click here.

Patient Information Leaflets

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