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Missing Surgical Mesh Data Found in ACC System

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 12:20 pm | Mesh Down Under

ACC has paid out six million dollars in less than a year on surgical mesh injury claims. Instead of contributing to a much-needed surgical mesh register, they decided to buy back guns. More >>

Ministry of Health to undertake surgical mesh review

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:07 am | Mesh Down Under

MoH are undertaking a surgical mesh review to learn more about what needs to be done to improve patient safety in the future. Today they send out the following message: More >>

Govt wants to hear from mesh injured New Zealanders

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 5:11 pm | Mesh Down Under

NZ Government so concerned about surgical mesh injuries they want to hear from mesh injured New Zealanders so they can work out what has really been happening behind the scenes. More >>

James Shaw agrees Gov should formally apologise over Mesh

Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:11 am | Mesh Down Under

The leaders of New Zealand mesh patient advocacy group Mesh Down Under Charlotte Korte, Carmel Berry and Patricia Sullivan wrote to the Associate Health Minister James Shaw to request that an apology is made by the New Zealand Government to people ... More >>

Why has Govt reneged on addressing surgical mesh awareness?

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 5:29 pm | Mesh Down Under

“Does acting Associate Health Minister James Shaw have the skills to manage such a serious health issue?” After this debacle- perhaps not. More >>

Growing number of surgical mesh injuries unacceptable

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 8:37 am | Mesh Down Under

Medsafe and ACC records now show a whopping jump to over a thousand everyday New Zealanders who have reported that they are suffering with dreadful complications caused by a plastic medical implant known as surgical mesh. More >>

Shaw considering a surgical mesh suspension in NZ

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 6:56 pm | Mesh Down Under

James Shaw considering a surgical mesh suspension in NZ Mesh Down Under eagerly awaits a decision by acting associate health minister James Shaw regarding New Zealand’s response to their request to suspend surgical mesh procedures for (SUI) Stress Urinary ... More >>

Calls for immediate halt of the use of surgical mesh

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:12 pm | Mesh Down Under

Independent Review calls for immediate halt of the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence in England. Should New Zealand Follow? An English Independent Safety Review has concluded that there must be an immediate suspension and pause ... More >>

Minister of Health ‘Unaware” of Health Concerns

Monday, 7 August 2017, 4:34 pm | Mesh Down Under

A 74% increase in surgical mesh injury claims in the past three years and Jonathan Coleman’s catch cry is - write me a letter! Jonathan Coleman told members of the Mesh Down Under (MDU) group that he was completely unaware that there were concerns ... More >>


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