Pelvic Mesh Clinic in CALHN

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) has established a dedicated Pelvic Mesh Clinic at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a clinical referral pathway (PDF 75KB) providing comprehensive multidisciplinary health care for women experiencing major complications related to pelvic mesh implants.

The multidisciplinary service is led by specialist Urogynaecologists / Gynaecologists with ready access to support from:

  • Urologists
  • Urogynaecologists
  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Specialist continence nurses
  • Physiotherapists with an advanced skill level in the pelvic floor medicine
  • Diagnostic services
  • Pain specialists
  • Psychology services
  • Psychiatrists.

Patients require a valid medical officer referral prior to receiving treatment at the Pelvic Mesh Clinic.

Referrals to the clinic must be submitted using the designated Pelvic Mesh Referral Assessment Forms (available below) and should contain the required minimum information to ensure timely and appropriate decision making. The information in the referral will be reviewed to determine the clinical urgency of the patient’s condition. All appointments will be scheduled based on the patient’s clinical need.

At the clinic, all women are assisted by a triage nurse who will discuss treatment and care options, help coordinate appointments and provide connection to support services. The triage nurse also communicates directly with all clinicians involved to ensure seamless care and management during treatment. The Pelvic Mesh Clinic is also able to provide access to other allied health services, such as occupational health, social work, and plastic surgery as required.

For more information and accredited resources see the Pelvic Mesh clinic at the RAH or SA Health's Transvaginal pelvic mesh.

As treatment will be individualised, not every woman will need to see all members of the multidisciplinary team. The team will continue to work together along each woman’s journey.

Further information and resources

The following information has been produced by the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care:

GP information  patient referral forms

Please complete a referral form below. The form must be completed and signed by the referring Medical Practitioner and faxed to the Pelvic Mesh Clinic for processing.

SA Health referral form

Patient referral to SA Health Pelvic Mesh Clinic (PDF 167KB) - please complete by hand and fax it and all accompanying documentation to the Pelvic Mesh Clinic.

Patient information  how to access the clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Information sheets

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.