"Essure permanent birth control"

About: King Edward Memorial Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I was implanted with Essure permanent birth control at KEMH a number of years ago. The paperwork is missing the date, I feel I am being made to jump through hoops to get the date that should have been written on there in the first place. Since having Essure I have spent tens of thousands of dollars seeing doctors, taking supplements, trying different diets, having 4 root canals & then having teeth pulled, all my teeth hurt, having burning muscle pains, chronic fatigue and other more personal problems. All this time I thought I had a relapse of Ross River Virus. It was only when I saw a recall for Essure that I believe all the pieces of the puzzle finally fitted into place. Now I need a hysterectomy to remove the coils.

Responses

Response from Graeme Boardley, Director, Midwifery, Nursing and Patient Support Services, Women and Newborn Health Service, King Edward Memorial Hospital 2 years ago
Graeme Boardley
Director, Midwifery, Nursing and Patient Support Services, Women and Newborn Health Service,
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Submitted on 09/10/2017 at 10:41
Published on Care Opinion at 10:43


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Dear incomplete paperwork,

Many thanks for sharing your story on Patient Opinion. I am sorry that you have experienced problems with Essure and that your requests for information have not been fully facilitated. I appreciate how much more challenging this can be when you are experiencing ongoing health challenges. Please accept my apologies for the lack of information provided and be reassured that I will follow-up to see if we can do better.

I would like to encourage you to contact the Customer Service Unit at KEMH on (08) 6458 2222 or online link: http://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/forms/compliments.phphttp://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/forms/compliments.php - so we can investigate your case and provide you with a more personalised response. Thank you again for sharing your experience which I hope will lead to improvements that will help other patients wanting to access their health care information.

Warm regards,

Mr Graeme Boardley

A/ Executive Director

Women and Newborn Health Service (King Edward Memorial Hospital)

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