Aneurin Bevan Health Board said that, as part of look back exercise
to find any patients who may have contracted the disease from the
worker, who is now retired, two further women had been identified.
exercise, which saw more than 3,300 patients being tested for the
virus, was launched in September after the health board became aware
that a former healthcare worker in obstetrics and gynaecology had been
diagnosed with hepatitis C and had unknowingly transmitted the virus to
two patients between May 1984 and July 2003.
Thousands of former
patients were written to and tested for the virus, and it has been
discovered that hepatitis C was transmitted from the former healthcare
worker to the further two women.