The Inquiry has received hundreds of formal written statements, but this process was not right for everyone. Other people infected and affected chose instead to speak to one of the Inquiry’s intermediaries, in a more informal but confidential conversation.
This ensured that everyone, including people who did not have detailed information, was able to share their experiences.
In January 2020, the intermediaries submitted their first report to the Inquiry, which covered a number of people’s experiences, without revealing their identities. In February 2020, the intermediaries gave evidence on their work at a public hearing (transcript).
The Inquiry will publish an update to the intermediaries report in due course.
You can read more about each of the intermediaries below.