Infected Blood Inquiry
The planned publication of the Infected Blood Inquiry Final Report has been delayed until March 2024. The full statement is available online.
Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme – WIBSS
Established in October 2017, the Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme (WIBSS) aims to provide support to people who have been infected with Hepatitis C and/or HIV as a result of NHS treatment with blood, blood products or tissue in Wales.
WIBSS has taken over from the UK previous schemes (Eileen Trust, Macfarlane Trust, MFET Ltd, Skipton Fund and Caxton Foundation) and aims to provide both a streamlined financial payment service, a Welfare Advice Service and a Psychology and Well-being service for Welsh beneficiaries and their families.
Welsh Government provide Directions and Regulations that WIBSS follow, all Directions and Regulation amendments can be found here.
Welsh Government has notified WIBSS of the revised rates for 2022-2023. This rate will be applicable from 1st April 2022. To see the revised rates, please click here.
The Minister for Health remains committed to addressing the remaining disparities across the schemes. She has therefore, agreed to the introduction of the Winter Fuel Payment (currently £544) to those on our scheme that are bereaved spouses/partners. This payment will be made before the end of this financial year (31st March 2022). In future years it will be paid in the October.
Please click the link to access the current Customer Satisfaction Survey Report for WIBSS.