Update to ‘14 patients recalled following breast biopsy’ at Ormskirk and District General Hospital

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 Update to ‘14 patients recalled following breast biopsy’

We issued a media statement on 29th April 2014 after becoming aware of programming issues with equipment used for taking breast biopsies. Jonathan Parry, Chief Executive, has issued the following update:

“The Trust is in the process of undertaking a thorough investigation into a programming issue with the equipment used for taking biopsies of the breast at Ormskirk and District General Hospital.

“All 14 affected patients have been recalled and are either discharged or subject to further investigation.

“The internal investigation is on-going and the Trust is working closely with external bodies and regulators to ensure that any lessons we learn can be shared more widely.

“As the investigation has not concluded it would be unwise to speculate as to the cause of the programming issue but I wish to clarify at this stage initial indications are that the issue was not related to the Vacora needle used during the procedure or the machine itself.

I will provide full information when the investigation has concluded.”

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