Sunday February 23, 2020

A&Es on alert for victims of botched fillers

Doctors say consumers are risking ‘life-altering’ consequences by opting for cheap fillers and are increasingly turning up in hospital emergency departments

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

17th February, 2019
Dermal filler treatment

It is almost a year since top dermatologists wrote to Minister for Health Simon Harris requesting an urgent meeting about issues that were “putting members of the public’s lives and safety at risk”.

The minister never met them.

The dermatologists also wrote to the head of the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO), which forms part of the Department of Health. That letter went unanswered, according to the doctors.

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