Newcastle doctor and Queensland colleague sounded alarm on mesh in 2003

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated August 4 2017 - 2:26am, first published July 31 2017 - 8:00pm

IN 2003 two doctors – Newcastle’s “grand old man” of obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Alan Hewson, and his Brisbane colleague, Dr Chris Maher – wrote a paper sounding the alarm about a pelvic mesh procedure after treating women with serious complications following mesh surgery.

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