The Infected Blood Inquiry, which is an independent public statutory inquiry that was established in 2017, published its final inquiry report on 20 May 2024. You can read this here.

In response to the publication of the report, James Sumner, Chief Executive of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The infected blood scandal is an appalling tragedy and my thoughts are with all those impacted, particularly those patients who were under our care at the time and their families - I am sorry that was their experience.

“The Trust co-operated fully with the Infected Blood Inquiry Team but recognised that it was not possible to provide documented evidence in relation to the care on specific cases of care and treatment provided in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I want to reassure people that blood services and blood safety have been transformed in the decades since these tragic events. Safety is at the forefront of everything we do and our teams are happy to address any questions or concerns this report may raise for patients currently in our care.” 

The NHS website has a dedicated Infected Blood Inquiry page with useful information and details of how to access further advice, support and testing. You can visit this page here.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the care they have received at our hospitals, whether in the past or those currently under our care, should contact our Patient Advice and Liaison team in the first instance. Details of how to do this are available here.