PELVIC MESH CLINIC

The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (14:55):

The Hon. G.G. BROCK: My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Can the minister please advise what input the consumer advisory group had in the overall design and recruitment of professionals in the Pelvic Mesh Clinic at the new RAH, and can he also advise whether pelvic mesh is still being implanted into women in the public system in South Australia?

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (StuartMinister for Energy and Mining) (14:56):   I certainly respect the question that has come from the member for Frome. This is a topic that was debated in some detail here in this chamber a few weeks ago. The member for Torrens brought forward a motion. Many concerning issues associated with pelvic mesh were raised. With regard to your specific questions about the consumers’ advocacy group being involved and also whether pelvic mesh is still being provided, let me get a very detailed answer from the Minister for Health and Wellbeing because, while any question about health is important, this is also a particularly sensitive area of health service provision. I am very happy to take that on notice and get an answer for the member from the minister.