1. Raise awareness amongst New Zealanders about the complications that are NOT RARE with the use of surgical mesh.
2. To provide INFORMATION to enable anyone considering having surgical mesh surgery, particularly for women having pelvic floor repairs, can be FULLY INFORMED before consenting.
3. To shout out to our health professionals and government bodies so that our stories are no longer 'news to them' but an acknowledged public health issue that needs to be addressed.
4. Adverse events that cause injury and that are associated with medical devices SHOULD ALL BE REPORTED to Medsafe.