A new women’s specialist urogynaecology service has launched at a health trust in Teesside – with the team outlining its vision for the future.
The urogynaecology service helps to assess, investigate and treat a range of women’s pelvic floor health issues.
These include bladder and incontinence symptoms, vaginal prolapses and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Though the service has been provided previously at the Trust, the new service is set to be highly specialised due to the appointment of new team members.
This includes Sadie Hewson, who recently joined the organisation as its first ever urogynaecology nurse.
The team already has a urogynaecology physiotherapist, Natasha McManus, and is led by consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Santhosh Puthuraya and clinical director in obstetrics and gynaecology Elaine Gouk.
Sadie, who is newly qualified into the role, said: “This specialist service means we can be here for women whenever they need our help.
“My role will involve being that point of contact for our patients – I am here to not only provide expert care but to be that person to help answer questions or concerns.
“Along with a specialised physiotherapist and a strong senior team, we are here to help women across the Tees Valley and beyond.”
The service has plans for the future including gaining official accreditation from the British Society of Urogynaecology.
Mr Puthuraya added: “The appointment of Sadie is fantastic news for the organisation”
“The ambition of the service is now to become established, keep developing and improving in order to help our patients as much as we can.”