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Support services - Vaginal mesh implants

If you have symptoms of a complication after mesh implant surgery, get medical advice. You should not have pain and discomfort that lasts a long time after surgery. There are options available to help relieve your symptoms.

Talk to your GP if you are worried about complications, even if you did not have mesh surgery in Ireland.

If you are a public patient

If you are a public patient, you can:

  • go to your GP
  • contact the consultant who did the surgery
  • email the hospital group where you had the surgery

Someone involved in mesh support will respond to your email. Do not include personal details about your procedure in your email.

Find the email address for your hospital group

Ireland East Hospital Group

  • St. Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Wexford General Hospital
  • Regional Hospital Mullingar
  • National Maternity Hospital
Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

  • The Coombe Hospital
  • Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise
  • St. James’s Hospital
  • Tallaght University Hospital
South/South West Hospital Group

  • Cork University Maternity Hospital
  • University Hospital Kerry
  • Tipperary University Hospital
  • University Hospital Waterford
University of Limerick Hospital Group

  • University Hospital Limerick
  • St. John's Limerick
Saolta Hospital Group

  • University Hospital Galway
  • Portiuncula University Hospital
  • Sligo University Hospital
  • Mayo University Hospital
RCSI Hospital Group

  • Connolly Hospital
  • Beaumont Hospital

If you need specialist care, your GP or consultant may refer you to the Mesh Complication Services.

If you are a private patient

If you are a private patient, contact the consultant who did the surgery. They will assess your complications and talk to you about your treatment options.

If you cannot contact your consultant, speak to your GP. They may refer you to the Mesh Complication Services.

Mesh Complication Services

The Mesh Complication Services provide specialist care for people with mesh complications.

The services are delivered through the National Complex Pelvic Floor Centres in the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin and Cork University Maternity Hospital.

You need a referral from your GP or consultant to access the services.

But you can contact the services for advice on referrals:

Reporting harmful side effects of vaginal mesh

We want to find out about all the adverse incidents (harmful side effects) linked to vaginal mesh implants.

The National Women and Infants Health Programme and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) have a system for reporting mesh problems.

You can report an adverse incident if you are a:

  • healthcare professional
  • member of the public

If you would like to report a vaginal mesh implant adverse incident:

You can get help with this at HPRA

Page last reviewed: 13 October 2023
Next review due: 13 October 2026