NHS and government apologies to more than 30K over Infected Blood Inquiry report

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry has been published today, bringing to light a devastating chapter in the history of the UK’s healthcare system.

The inquiry, which was launched by former Prime Minister Theresa May in 2017, examined how contaminated blood products infected over 30,000 NHS patients with
deadly viruses, including HIV and Hepatitis C, between the 1970s and 1990s.

Following the publication of the report, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak issued a formal apology on behalf of successive governments, acknowledging the state’s
significant failings.

He stated that he finds it “impossible to comprehend” how victims felt when injected with deadly diseases through no fault of their own.