Hepatitis C health worker

A former health worker who had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C is now known to have transmitted the virus to two other patients.

Hepatitis C patients face 'difficult and distressing time'

The four women in total now known to have had Hepatitis C transmission from the former healthcare worker are being offered care and support by our specialist services.

We understand that this is a very difficult and distressing time for them and we would ask that everyone respects their need for compassion and confidentiality.

We are thankful that we have been able to reassure other women tested and are grateful to all the patients who came forward to take the test.

– Dr Gill Richardson, Director of Public Health for Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Two further patients infected by Hepatitis C health worker

A former health worker who had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C is now known to have transmitted the virus to two other patients.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board launched an exercise in September after it was revealed that the worker, who was involved in obstetrics and gynaecology, had unknowingly passed on the virus to two people between 1984 and 2003.

They worked predominantly at Caerphilly District Miners' Hospital, but also for a short time at the old East Glamorgan Hospital in ChurchVillage near Pontypridd and Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

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