§ Mr. Will Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of death have occurred in National Health Service hospitals in each of the last five years arising from identity mistakes resulting in blood transfusions of a different group than that actually required by the patient; and whether he will state by regions where such deaths have occurred.
§ Mr. Alison
The following is the information requested:
Year Number of Cases Region 1968 … 1 South Western 1969 … Nil 1970 … 3 (1) South East Metropolitan (2) Birmingham 1971 … 1 Newcastle 1972 … 2 (1) South Western (1) Liverpool