Leading campaigner Jemima Williams from Barry joined Mesh survivors at the Senedd on Tuesday. They gathered to hear the statement from Cabinet Secretary Vaughan Gething on the report considering the impact of the use of Vaginal Mesh, resulting in life changing harm to themselves and women they were representing.
Jane Hutt AM has backed their cause in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Jane Hutt said,
“ I thanked the Cabinet Secretary for meeting with myself and my constituents, Mesh survivors Jemima Williams and Nicola Hobbs. They gave powerful evidence for the Task and Finish Group on the adverse impact of the use of Mesh which has left them in constant pain and I backed their call in the Senedd for the use of vaginal mesh to be suspended until a full audit is carried out of the extend and impact of its use in Wales.
I welcome the recommendations from the Task and Finish Group that the focus should be on prevention and will be asking for patient evidence and experience to be brought to the fore in the implementation group for a new clinical pathway to be developed. I praise the courage of Mesh survivors who came to the Senedd to hear the statement and give me their feedback on the way forward.”