Elaine is one amazing woman!

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A Newton Mearns woman has been recognised at the the No.1 Amazing Women Awards in Glasgow.

Elaine Holmes won the Amazing Lifetime Inspiration Award alongside Renfrew-based, Olive McIlroy who both founded the Scottish Mesh Survivors campaign group.

Surgical vaginal mesh implants have been used to treat conditions such as Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Many women in Scotland are known to have suffered life-changing injuries after mesh surgery and last September, an immediate halt to mesh procedures was announced at the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw and East Renfrewshire, MP Paul Masterton passed on their congratulations.

Elaine said: “As a constituent of Jackson and Paul, my husband Jeff and I cannot thank them enough for their empathy and support for mesh victims everywhere.”