3D printer key to pioneer kidney transplant for Dexter, 2
A LANDMARK report on building safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has been branded a “betrayal and a whitewash”.
The review was blasted for failing to call for a ban on combustible cladding.
Releasing her findings, Dame Judith Hackitt said yesterday: “I’m not an expert on Grenfell.”
The Hackitt report has recommended a “fundamental change” to the way tower block construction is regulated.
It also calls for unlimited fines and jail sentences for those who put residents in danger by breaking rules.
Responding to the report, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire committed to a consultation on banning flammable cladding on high-rises.
But Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey said: “Don’t consult on it – ban it.”
The flammable cladding on Grenfell Tower is believed to have been a major reason why the flames spread so quickly.
The fire at the block of flats in Kensington, West London, last June killed 71 people.
Labour’s David Lammy said: “This review is a betrayal and a whitewash. h. It is unthinkable unthinkkunacceptable and unacceptable that so many any people can die in n a disaster like Grenfell ell and, one year on, flammable cladding has as not been
OUTRAGED Mr Lammy banned... The public needed a review that was fearless in standing up to the industry on behalf of all those who lost their lives in Grenfell, with recommendations that ensure an atrocity like Grenfell can never happen again.” The Hackitt report, which was commissioned by the Government, has also failed to recommend the ba banning of desktop studies which approve mater ma i als without setti setting fire to them. Dame Judith said the Grenfell cladding claddin would not have got through her prop - SURGEONS have used 3D printing for the first time to carry out a life- saving kidney transplant on a toddler.
The technology helped Dexter Clark, two, receive a kidney from his dad Brendan – and his family said it has changed his life after having only been able to use a feeding tube.
Mum Emily said: “He is a changed boy, eating solid food for the very first time. We knew the operation would be complicated but knowing the surgeons had planned it with 3D osed system. She added: “I’ve tried to fix the system regardless of [the] problem.” She told MPs last night: “Banning things is no guarantee people [won’t] use them.”
The Royal Institute of British Architects said the report was a “missed opportunity” to make buildings safer.
Its president Ben Derbyshire said: “We are extremely concerned it has failed to act on the urgent need to immediately protect [people’s lives] through a more detailed programme of... improved regulations.” SLAMMED Dame Judith Tell us what you think: mirror.co.uk models that matched the exact anatomy of my husband’s kidney and son’s abdomen was extremely reassuring.”
Before he was born, doctors discovered Dexter, of Reading, Berkshire, would need a kidney transplant. Scans and X- rays are normally used to plan the operations but the process has limitations so doctors used a 3D printer to make a model of Brendan’s kidney.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London is the first in the world to use CONDEMNS THE HACKITT REPORT DISASTER Flats go up in flames such models to pre-plan the successful transplantation of an adult kidney into a small child with anatomical complexities.
Transplant surgeon Pankaj Chadak said ordinarily doctors would place patients under anaesthesia before possibly doing an “invasive surgical exploration to determine feasibility”.
He said: “The materials allowed us to better mimic the flexibility of organs... the 3D model even showed the intricacies of the blood vessels clearly visible within it.”