HIV infected health care worker incident - Highland 2002

Publication Date: 31 July 2003

On Thursday, 9 May 2002, Highland NHS Board were informed that a health care worker who had worked in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, between February 1999 and February 2000, had been diagnosed with HIV infection. 

Followin​g a local risk assessment and advice from the UK Advisory Panel on Bloodborne Viruses, it was agreed that a lookback exercise was required.

​This report is intended to provide an insight into the decision-making that was required and the steps that were taken to allay general anxiety and provide reassurance to those affected by this incident.

Resource information

Publisher:
Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health
Publication type:
Report