Tributes have been paid to Peter Mossman who campaigned tirelessly to get justice for victims of a NHS treatment disaster which led to the deaths of thousands of people.
Mr Mossman, from Baguley, Wythenshawe was one of about 7,500 patients, who had been given blood transfusions infected with contaminated blood products. He died last month, aged 78.
The scandal, in which victims contracted hepatitis and HIV as a result of the contamination, was described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. A public inquiry into the scandal was set up by the government.
Mr Mossman was treated with contaminated blood and infected with hepatitis C in 1985 after discovering bruising on his leg. Immediately afterwards he became desperately ill and later suffered worsening bleeds and severe liver damage.
Campaigning for the the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election has started with bookies tipping the Euro-sceptic UKIP to finish second.
Labour are odds on favourites to hold the seat. Their ruling National Executive Committee will shortlist candidates on Wednesday and party members will have the final say at a selection meeting on Friday (January 24).
The funeral of Wythenshawe MP Paul Goggins, who died last week aged 60, will take place later this week.
The funeral will take place on Thursday 16th January at 12 noon at Salford Cathedral. It is a public service and Paul’s family have asked for donations to be made to CAFOD, the Cardinal Hume Centre or Leukaemia Lymphoma Research instead of flowers. Continue reading “Funeral for Wythenshawe MP on Thursday”→