Peter McNeil
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Body parts could be via 3D printer at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Body parts could soon be produced by a 3D printer thanks to pioneering technology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The equipment has been part-funded by Peter McNeil, from Malvern, Worcestershire, whose life has been transformed by the hospital's specialist facial reconstruction unit.

Mr McNeil, a cancer patient who had a new nose built for him, said: "Obviously the surgeons (have) kept me alive but the prosthetic people have allowed me to carry on with my life as normal."

BBC Midlands Today's Ben Sidwell reports.

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • From the section England