• Conor supports victims of contaminated blood scandal

    Conor McGinn MP announced his support for the campaign to help those affected by the contaminated blood scandal after meeting with Sue Molyneaux, a constituent who is a widow of one of the victims to hear first-hand the impact on her and her family of her husband’s death.

    From the 1970s through to the early-1990s, thousands of people underwent treatment with NHS-supplied blood products. Many of these products are now known to have been contaminated with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. Thousands were affected and many have sadly passed away, and their families and survivors have campaigned for years for justice and to receive compensation.

    Despite previous commitments to give the survivors and families a resolution to the scandal the Government has again delayed matters by setting up a further consultation on the compensation package, which could see some of those who were affected lose thousands of pounds.

    Commenting Conor said:

    “It’s impossible to underestimate the scale of this scandal and the pain it has caused to many families including my constituent Mrs Molyneux.

    “Many have gone through the heartache of losing a loved one and then have had to fight for many years to make the Government take action to address concerns over the administration of the compensation scheme.

    “Alongside my colleague Diane Johnson, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood, I am supporting the victims of this scandal and will work to ensure they receive just compensation.”