5,500 called for Hepatitis C tests

5,500 patients in several parts of Wales are being offered tests, over fears that they may have been passed the Hepatitis C virus by a former healthcare worker. The worker is known to have transmitted the virus to two patients between 1984 and 2003.

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Dates where worker was at three Welsh hospitals

A healthcare worker infected with Hepatitis C is known to have transmitted the virus to two patients.

Now, further patients who may have been treated by them are being contacted and offered advice and blood tests.

The healthcare professional worked at:

  • Caerphilly District Miners’ Hospital, between May 1984 and July 2003
  • East Glamorgan Hospital, in Pontypridd, between 28 May 1984 and 17 July 1984
  • Maelor General Hospital, in Wrexham, between 15 May 1978 and 27 June 1978

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