Girvan welcomes further steps for victims of contaminated blood

DUP South Antrim MP Paul Girvan has welcomed further steps by the Government to address the tragedy of people impacted by contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s.

By Paul Girvan Candidate

South Antrim

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Mr Girvan said,

“This scandal had devastating consequences, but this action is a further step along the road to helping my constituents whose lives were turned upside-down through no fault of their own.

The £100k interim payment announced last August was the first step of redress for people who suffered devastating consequences of being infected by contaminated blood. I will be meeting with victims in Northern Ireland and considering this announcement alongside them.

The pain these people have suffered, many in silence, has been unimaginable not just for the infected patient but for their families who have had to live with this horror for decades without ever receiving proper recognition from the NHS.”

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