Specialised Care Comes to Bardon: Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics Now Available

Specialised Care Comes to Bardon: Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics Now Available

Did you know that Bardon has an endometriosis and pelvic pain clinic, one of the first such clinics to be rolled out by the Australian government across the country?

One in 9 Australian women suffer from endometriosis and it can have a terrible effect on daily life.

Unfortunately, endometriosis takes an average of seven years to be diagnosed, which results in extensive pain. Additionally, pelvic pain is thought to cost the Australian economy $6 billion yearly. 

The Australian Government has raised its commitment from 16 to 20 clinics in order to solve these issues, ensuring that more women have access to specialised care. Over the course of four years, each clinic will receive money totalling over $700,000, allowing for the appointment of specialist staff and the purchase of supplies and equipment. 

The endometriosis and pelvic pain clinic will increase early access to multidisciplinary care and shorten diagnostic wait times by operating inside the confines of already-established general practice facilities.

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In addition to directly assisting patients, the clinics will improve professional knowledge and abilities, increase public awareness of endometriosis and pelvic pain, and provide access to resources and care pathways. Women can get the care they require by making an appointment at one of the 20 clinics. 

In Bardon, women can access the endometriosis and pelvic pain clinic at 1a Stuartholme Rd, Neighbourhood Medical offers specialised care for women who experience pelvic discomfort and endometriosis.

“Too many women suffer for years with what we know can be debilitating conditions. They deserve to have their concerns be taken seriously with better access to specialised care,”  Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ged Kearney MP said.

“These Clinics are about providing women with an accessible front door to the care that they need. Gathering expertise under one roof, fostering that knowledge to improve diagnosis and services, having referral pathways in place – these are all crucial elements to getting the support that women need right.”

Published 4-August-2023