Mesh survivors come together

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Scottish Mesh Survivors held their Christmas lunch last week in Beefeater, Newton Mearns.

The women in the group led a highly publicised petition to The Scottish Parliament to raise awareness regarding the potential serious implications mesh implants can have on their health.

They continue to campaign on the issue and many of the woman act as a support network for others affected negatively by mesh implants.

Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy of Scottish Mesh Survivors said: “It was an emotive day at times, especially for those ladies who opened up to relay their personal mesh experience and post-mesh treatment. Having each other for support and understanding is the one thing good thing to come out of the mesh scandal.

“We face many challenges ahead health wise but as a group we hope the Independent Review Final Report will reflect the serious concerns our members continue to raise.”

Jackson Carlaw MSP, who has consistently been a vocal supporter of the group, added: “It was absolutely my pleasure to attend this year’s Scottish Mesh Survivors Christmas lunch.”