A rapid testing and treatment system piloted in Swansea HMP has enabled men in prison to successfully start treatment for their hepatitis C infection within a day or so of entering the prison system. This new system has been a huge success, as under the previous system offenders had to wait several weeks for test results and for treatment to be organised. As a result of this, they were often released prior to treatment starting which had negative consequences on their health and wellbeing.

The introduction of this pilot has essentially eliminated hepatitis c from this prison, which makes it the first remand prison in the UK to be hepatitis C free.

Read more at https://phw.nhs.wales/news1/news/hepatitis-c-eliminated-in-hmp-swansea-a-uk-first-for-a-remand-prison/


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