Tuesday 30 January 2018 / 11:56 AM Health

It is about time the Government got to grips with the mesh implant scandal – Hodgson

Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health, responding to the announcement that the Government will launch a full retrospective audit of all women who have had vaginal mesh implants since 2005, said:

“It is about time that this Tory Government got to grips with the mesh implant scandal that has blighted the lives of thousands of women across the country.

“Labour has repeatedly called for an audit into the full scale of this scandal and we need to see the halting of the use of this product until we know more about it.

“This crucial step has been omitted from the Tories’ approach to this scandal, and if they do not halt the use of this product we will just see more and more women with complications and their lives ruined.”