Women concerned about the safety of pelvic mesh should call the contact line on 1800 962 202King Edward Memorial Hospital encourages WA women who have concerns, complications or adverse side effects from the insertion of transvaginal mesh, to contact our dedicated telephone line (1800 962 202) from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. After-hours telephone calls will go through to an answering service and will be responded to the next business day.
As well as providing a link to expertise and clinical services in Western Australia, the contact line will help determine the magnitude of the problem faced in WA, as it is unknown how many women may have mesh-related symptoms.
King Edward Memorial Hospital will keep a record of all women who will be seen at its specialist uro-gynaecology clinic or referred to their GP for follow-up. The type of care required will depend on the patient’s condition and complexity of symptoms.
A mesh register will also be established to prospectively record the use of pelvic and abdominal mesh.
These Frequently Asked Questions are designed to provide additional information about transvaginal mesh, and have been developed by clinicians, as well as consumers who have experienced mesh-related complications.