Strengthened regulation of surgical mesh protects patient safety.
The Australian Government has strengthened the assessment of surgical mesh devices as part of the Reforms.
From 1 December 2018, all new applications for surgical mesh devices (including urogynaecological mesh devices) seeking approval from the TGA were required to meet the higher evidentiary requirements of a Class III medical device.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.