Sunderland MP Sharon Hodgson has revealed how a botched mesh implant ‘ruined’ her mum’s life

MP for Washington and Sunderland West, Sharon Hodgson has told ministers in the House of Commons how a botched vaginal mesh implant “ruined” her mum’s life.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 3:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 3:37 pm

Sharon Hodgson, the Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West has spoke in the House of Commons this afternoon (Thursday, July 9) about how her mum’s life was “ruined” by a botched vaginal mesh implant.

She told MPs: “My mum is one of the thousands of patients who had her life and her health ruined because of this quick fix with a bit of tape.

“She was never warned of the damage that this plastic mesh could do to her body.”

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MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken about how a botched vaginal mesh implant "ruined" her mum's life.

It comes a day after she called on the Government to accept all nine of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review.

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The review, chaired by Baroness Cumberlege, examined how the healthcare system in England responds to reports about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices, in particular: pelvic mesh implants, hormone pregnancy tests, such as Primodos, and sodium valproate.

Speaking after the publishing on the research on Wednesday, July 8, Sharon said: “I know first-hand the impact mesh has had on patients as my own Mam has been badly affected.

A photo of the pelvic mesh kit shared by Kath Sansom, founder of the campaign group Sling The Mesh. Photo: PA.

Pelvic mesh implants were used as surgical options to prevent organ prolapse and incontinence. Some women who have had the procedure say they suffer from agonising pain caused by the implant.

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