13 Dec 2019

Ministry of health responds to surgical mesh report

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 13 December 2019
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Specialist surgical mesh clinics for men and women who've experienced complications are to be set up on the back of a report highlighting the severity of harm it's caused in some cases. From January the Ministry of Health will also be establishing a credentialing committee to investigate how best to ensure more thorough checks on surgeons. Meanwhile ACC says it will review the claims it has declined for people who have suffered pain and health problems after having surgical mesh implants. The announcements follow the release of a restorative justice report into the harm suffered by patients. Kathryn Ryan is joined by MOH's Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson, Chief Nursing Officer Margareth Broodkoorn, and Mesh Down Under's co-founder Patricia Sullivan.