Mother wins fight to have breast reduction surgery

07 February 2011

An Australian mum who has been fighting to have breast reduction surgery paid for by the country’s public health system, has finally been placed on a hospital waiting list. Amy Mudge, from Tweed Heads South in New South Wales, told her local newspaper that her G-cup breasts are causing her pain and leading to breathing difficulties. She has been petitioning to have the operation paid for by the state, as it would cost her $10,000 to have the procedure carried out privately. Speaking to the Tweed Daily News, Ms Mudge said: “The operation is the only way this can be fixed. It is the only way I will be able to breathe again.” After starting a Facebook group to highlight her plight and having her campaign taken up by the local newspaper, Ms Tweed has now been placed on a hospital waiting list and is due to have the breast surgery carried out within months. A spokeswoman for the Northern New South Wales Local Health Network said that “each case is considered according to the clinical need”.