The Health Committee published the latest report on PIP implants on March 28, 2012.
A PIP victim has today shared a letter that she received from NHS Northamptonshire which may shed light on this course of events, 'NHS Northamptonshire has been asked to consider a request for the above patient to undergo removal of PIP breast implants at Whiston Hospital in Liverpool for a top up fee.
Update as of April 4, 2012 from the Department of Health Medical Directorate for PIP victims:
- "Private care
should be carried out in a different place to NHS care, as separate from other
NHS patients as possible… Departing from these principles of separation should
only be considered where there are overriding concerns of patient safety, rather
than on the basis of convenience."
So where does that leave PIP victims who cannot afford to raise another £3-5k with some still paying off their original PIP implant operation? A kind husband of a PIP victim, who had struggled to raise £1500 for her appointment with NHS Whistons, has found an alternative solution for his wife and asks to share this on my blog with all PIP victims who have been devastated by the recent halt of the NHS Whistons private top up scheme.
Update: if you paid for your original PIP operation with a credit card less than 6 years ago, you may be able to receive a credit card refund under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.