In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)


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:

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.

Information for referrers

Please see Community HealthPathways for detailed referral criteria and information.

Referral options:

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000