The NSW Government has committed $40.3 million over 4 years (2022-23 to 2025-26) to establish up to 16 new services for women experiencing severe symptoms of menopause.
Women will be able to access these new services as they are established across NSW. The investment will start in July 2022, with the new services progressively established by late 2023.
Women should continue to seek care from their primary care practitioner to support the management of symptoms and risk arising from menopause.
The services will build on NSW’s successful Osteoporotic Refracture Prevention services to give women access to focused menopause care including access to allied health professionals for urinary continence management, exercise advice, nutrition and weight management advice.
The new services will work with the existing Osteoporotic Refracture Prevention services to identify women who would benefit from more specialised care in the treatment of their severe symptoms of menopause.
Accessibility will be improved by:
Women aged 45 to 60 who are experiencing severe symptoms resulting from menopause and perimenopause.
Services will take a holistic approach to address severe menopausal symptoms and associated health risks including:
Services will be available at either a local service or hub or through virtual care appointments.
At least one hub and an additional eight services will be established in rural or regional local health districts.
Women who are unable to attend a service in person will also be able to access specialist care via virtual care at either a local service or hub.
Continue to seek care from your primary care practitioner to support the general management of symptoms and risk arising from menopause.
You may be referred to an existing service for further specialist management for more severe symptoms.