Hospital reassures implant patients

HOSPITAL bosses are assuring women who have undergone breast surgery at the Conquest that they are in no danger.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which also runs Eastbourne DGH, said it has not used the faulty PIP breast implants in operations.

There has been international concern around implants made by French company PIP (Poly Implant Prosthesis) after it was revealed it had used silicone that was for industrial rather than medical use.

Simon Allan, consultant breast surgeon, said: “We would like to reassure anyone who has undergone breast surgery in Eastbourne or Hastings that none of the trust’s three breast surgeons have ever used PIP implants. We have all only ever used Mentor implants in any of our breast implant operations. These Mentor breast implants are worldwide market leading implants.”

Anyone concerned with their breast implants should contact their GP.