Update: London Implant Retrieval Centre open days
By Lizzy Baddeley, on 3 July 2014
Gwynneth Lloyd updates us on her Focus on the Positive project at the London Implant Retrieval Centre. You can read more about the project in Gwynneth’s first blog post.
It is hard to believe that it is four months since our last Open Day. We had given the visitors in February a questionnaire on the value of the day to them and most were happy with the format we used. We decided to do something similar in June.
Our visitors started arriving at 10.30 and it was all go till 3.00 when the last visitors left. We had 17 ex-patients and most of them brought a partner. We also extended an invitation to other people within the hospital. The research team paid us a visit and were most impressed with our laboratories and the work we do.
Once again, patients handled their implants and asked lots of questions about causes of failure. We also had a patient discussion group in the library, which was videoed by a doctor for use in his MD. Lunch was enjoyed by all with many leaving a cash donation to help pay for the sandwiches.
Finally, Prof Hart spoke about the Metal on Metal implant problem for 90 minutes and had an attentive audience. We had to stop people in the end, we ran out of time.
Our next Open Day? – sometime in early December. We will make some changes based on the questionnaire results from this Open Day.
More information can be found on the London Implant Retrieval Centre website.