No PIP breast implants used in Brentwood hospitals or local health service
No hospitals in Brentwood used the breast implants currently at the centre of an international health scare.
Spokesmen for both the Nuffield Hospital in Shenfield Road and the Spire Hartswood Hospital in Eagle Way, Warley, have said they didn’t use implants made by Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP).
The now-closed French company’s implants were filled with non-medical grade silicone intended for use in mattresses.
Around 40,000 women in the UK received the implants.
Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University NHS Founation Trust, who run nearby services that people from the borough would have used, have both said they never used the PIP materials.
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The parent companies of both private hospitals have offered to replace any PIP implants they have given out, but neither local facility used them.
Neighbouring Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust also says it never used the implants.
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Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said that NHS hospitals will remove PIP implants used as part of breast reconstruction surgery.
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