Ramsay Health Care has a small number of patients (around 150) with PIP implants. Ramsay will look after these patients. Where patients are concerned they should contact their surgeon or hospital. Specialist opinion, examination and scans will be at no charge for these patients. If there is a rupture or a clinical need PIP implants will be removed and replaced free of charge.
Notes to Editors
Ramsay Health Care is the leading independent provider of acute hospital services to the NHS http://www.ramsayhealth.co.uk.
Ramsay Healthcare UK employs over 3,500 staff in the UK.
Ramsay Health Care UK manages a portfolio of 40 sites including 22 acute care hospitals and 10 Treatment Centres managed on behalf of the NHS.
Ramsay Health Care UK also manages three specialist neurological rehabilitation homes caring for patients with acquired or traumatic brain injury, stroke and other complex neurological conditions.
Ramsay Health Care was established in 1964 and has grown to become a global hospital group with hospitals and day surgery facilities in Australia, United Kingdom, France and the Far East. The Group manages 117 hospitals and day surgery units, treats over 850,000 patients per annum and provides 9,300 patient beds.
Ramsay Health Care is now the largest operator of independent sector hospitals in Australia, providing services on behalf of the Australian Public Hospital System (NHS equivalent).
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