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MHK urges Health chiefs to support PIP patients

Wed, 25 Jan 2012


The Department of Health is continuing to urge women on the Island who think they may have received the suspect PIP breast implants to get in touch.

Douglas East MHK Brenda Cannell raised the issue in this week's sitting of the House of Keys. 

She told the Health Minister she knows of at least two women who were given mastectomies on the NHS, but had breast reconstruction surgery privately in the UK where they were given the PIP implants, instead of waiting for implants on the NHS

The Department says no women who had surgery on the Island, or who were sent to the UK for a breast reconstruction through the NHS have been given the suspect implants.

A recent investigation revealed the PIP implants are more likely to rupture, and contain industrial grade silicone intended for use in mattresses.

Minister David Anderson is urging anyone with PIP implants to contact his Department.

Mrs Cannell wants to see those affected given some help [take cut] 

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