Friday 19 January 2018

Hep C support group takes HSE to court

A SUPPORT group for people infected with Hepatitis C has launched a High Court action to block HSE efforts to axe its funding.

Positive Action warned the High Court that its independence and client confidentiality would be destroyed if they were forced to sign a controversial agreement demanded by the HSE in return for releasing €558,000 in annual funding.

Positive Action, which is based in Dublin, is a support group run by a voluntary committee for people infected with Hepatitis C through the contaminated blood product anti-D, which was manufactured by the Irish Blood Transfusion Board.

The HSE is arguing that such agreements are required for all.

The case continues today.

Irish Independent

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