Wales set to also restrict the use of mesh

NHS England recently confirmed that they would be putting an immediate stop to mesh operations, amidst safety concerns.

Mesh operations are supposed to fix prolapse and incontinence. However it was revealed that more than 800 women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants having reported long-term devastating side effects.

Mark Tami sought assurances from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething AM, that Wales would be implementing similar restrictions.

Mr Tami today received confirmation that Wales would ‘similarly restrict the use of mesh until additional safeguards are in place’.

Mark Tami MP said; “This was the logical thing for the Welsh Government to do after last month’s announcement and I am pleased that Vaughan did not waste any time in implementing similar restrictions.

“Campaigners and politicians can now focus on bringing justice to those who have already experienced side-effects from mesh.

“It’s worrying that there are still people out there who are suffering in silence – or perhaps do not know why they are experiencing these negative health impacts. It is only by speaking out and making as much noise as possible that we have got to this stage, it is important that campaigners continue to do so. “