Canberra Health Services has established a dedicated multidisciplinary team-based service for ACT women experiencing complications that may be related to pelvic mesh.
About this service
We offer dedicated medical, nursing, pelvic physiotherapy and pain psychology staff to support women experiencing complications that may be related to pelvic mesh.
Who we care for
This service is for people who:
- underwent surgery for transvaginal mesh (TVM) in the ACT and are experiencing mesh related complications such as mesh erosion, pelvic pain, painful sex, abnormal vaginal bleeding, bladder or bowel problems and recurrent infections.
- underwent surgery for TVM outside the ACT but now live in the ACT.
- received a letter from an ACT health service in regards to having had a mesh procedure (letters sent 2018/19) and request or require a review.
This service is free for Medicare card holders, asylum seekers and refugees. A fee will be incurred for all other patients.
How to access this service
Your GP or medical practitioner will organise for you to access this service.
For enquiries, please contact us by:
- Phone: (02) 5124 7474
- Email: email@example.com
What to expect
Once we receive your referral, we will review it and decide how soon you need to be seen. This process is called triage. Our team will contact you to book an appointment.
What to bring to your appointment
- Medicare card
- Any letters or correspondence from your GP
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
Where we’re located
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Building 11, Level 2, Canberra Hospital.