Abdominal wall hernia policy update

The Abdominal wall hernia policy has just undergone a minor revision and the key points to bring to your attention are:

  • Surgical repair of rectus divarication is not routinely funded
  • No change to the criteria for access to surgery for inguinal, femoral, umbilical, para-umbilical or incisional herniae
  • Watchful waiting for asymptomatic and minimally symptomatic inguinal herniae is encouraged

The full policy can be accessed here.

Published: 25 July 2018


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