Controversial PIP breast implants ‘not used at Redbridge hospital’

PUBLISHED: 12:55 04 January 2012 | UPDATED: 13:02 04 January 2012

PIP breast implants, which have sparked a health scare because of an alleged increased risk of rupturing, have not been used for women who have had implants at Redbridge’s King George Hospital.

The borough’s health trust has issued a statement today reassuring women who have had breast implants at both the hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, that they were not given the PIP implant.

A spokesman added: “Barking. Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) has never used these implants.

“Patients who have had breast surgery at Queen’s or King George Hospitals have no reason to be concerned.”

French authorities have found a rupture rate of five per cent in the implants and recommended they be removed.

But the British government has so far found no evidence of a need to remove them.

BHRUT is advising women who have had breast implants at a private hospital to contact them for more information.

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