More Information - Survey Report


The Ministry of Health ran a public survey between November 2018 - January 2019 to hear from people who have been harmed by surgical mesh, and/or their families/whānau, about how they might be supported to tell their story. 423 respondents answered the survey, including patients, families, whānau and healthcare professionals. Independent analysis of the survey was provided by experts in restorative justice and safe healthcare from Victoria University of Wellington. This report outlines findings within a restorative justice framework to identify the harms and needs of those affected by mesh use and how respondents thought well-being could be restored.