Professor Franklin was Director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Haemophilia Centre from September 1983 until July 1992 and worked alongside Professor Hill who was Director of the Children’s Hospital Haemophilia Centre. Professor Franklin described how he worked well with Professor Hill and, especially early on in his tenure, he was guided by the experience of Professor Hill.
Professor Franklin discussed several topics put to him by Jenni Richards QC over his two days of evidence and these included:
At the close of his evidence Professor Franklin acknowledged that this had been a long and difficult period for those infected and affected. He said that the patients had been amazing and shown great fortitude. At the end of the first day of Professor Franklin’s evidence he had said that he was there to help. Sir Brian Langstaff acknowledged this and said that he believed that Professor Franklin had said this because he meant it and thanked him for answering all the questions put to him in a frank way during his two days of evidence.