Government Services/Resources to support women injured by transvaginal mesh
The link below/above provides the path to the Therepeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website’s “Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Hub”. It outlines resources to assist serves to offer Government services available to women. Click here: TGA Website – Transvaginal Mesh Hub
Resources updated 17 April 2019.
It does not currently address the issues of those adversely affected by hernia.
Click on the “Consumer Support” services link and you will be directed to then click on your home state.
The state wide mesh clinics have been running for some time now and have only been used by a handful of women thus far. This may be due to of the lack of co-design with mesh injured consumers for many of the clinics. We advise EVERY woman to do their own research and make their own choice to attend any of the clinics.
The following clinics are the ONLY ONES to have had co-design with mesh injured women (to our knowledge):
Queensland have had a functioning clinic since April 2019, it has been co-designed with mesh injured women and located on the Gold Coast.
New South Wales (Sydney) has the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) hospital in Sydney, this has also been co-designed with mesh injured women.
SA Health has established a dedicated Pelvic Mesh Clinic at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, this has had a degree of consumer co-design.
If you are not already a member of the Australian Mesh injured Support Group on Facebook we urge you to join – it is a closed group for mesh injured women with over 1000 members from all over Australia – many women here have experience of the clinics and you can ask questions or raise your concerns in order to make an informed choice with their support.