Inquiry’s response to Forum’s letter concerning Supports and Palliative Care

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Inquiry’s response to Forum’s letter concerning Supports and Palliative Care

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SIBF’s Convener, Joyce Donnelly, wrote to the Infected Blood Inquiry on 14 December last year seeking confirmations and clarity around a number of key subjects relating to supports and palliative care for the infected, including spouses and children, and the affected.

Our letter addresses:

  • Our past experience of the Penrose Inquiry and the restrictions caused by brief and non-specific Terms of Reference;
  • Assurances that the Infected Blood Inquiry will use the Terms of Reference in the spirit of the consultation which envisaged them;
  • the full range of supports, including financial and non-financial supports;
  • Treatment, care and support;
  • Palliative care;
  • Support for non-spouse carers;
  • Support for affected people, including children, parents, families, carers, partners and other persons close to them;
  • Impact of trying to access, and having to deal with, the Benefits bureaucracy;
  • Support for Representative organisations.

 

The Secretary to the Infected Blood Inquiry, Jennifer Cole, responded on 11th January.

Both letters are in pdf format and can be opened by clicking on the download buttons below.

 

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