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Right Arrow Concerned breast implant patients should contact GP
13 January 2012 at 15:27
Women who are concerned about their breast implants should contact their GP if they have concerns about their health.

A number of women have been in touch with Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust following revelations about implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) which were banned last year after they were found to contain a non-medical silicone filler.

Medical Director Dr Geraldine Boocock (left) said to the best of her knowledge the Trust had not used the PIP implants and certainly not in the past 10 years.

“Any otherwise healthy woman who has concerns about her implants should first contact her GP,” said Dr Boocock. “They will take a view on the best course of action which will depend on the nature of her concerns and where the operation was performed.”

Further information about PIP breast implants can be found on the Department of Health website, www.dh.gov.uk.



Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net


Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. It is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.