In February of this year the SHCT invited applications for Personal Grants to assist with funding of cochlear implant treatments. The Board of the SHCT invites further applications for the 2016 year, with a closing date of 28 February 2016. In 2016 the limit for single grant applications has been
The SHCT is holding its AGM on Thursday 15 October 2015 at 7.30 pm in its Milford Chambers Rooms in Christchurch. Please click here to download the PDF notice and proposed agenda.
See a link below to the Excellence Awards being offered by the NZ Federation for Deaf Children. Closing date is 20 September 2015. Get in quick!! http://www.deafchildren.org.nz/awards.html
Please find attached a letter concerning interim changes to the Wellington service. This letter has been sent by email to all North Island patients; it will be sent by standard post for those we do not hold an email address for. Please let us know if you have any questions.
In line with other international programmes, the SCIP recommends Hib and Pneumococcal vaccinations for all recipients. From 1 July 2015 PHARMAC has changed the eligibility criteria for the Hib and Influenza vaccines to include cochlear implants. The relevant references can be found here: http://www.fightflu.co.nz/ http://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria http://www.pharmac.govt.nz/patients/PharmaceuticalSchedule/Schedule?osq=influenza Please contact us if
Cochlear is sponsoring ‘Beats of Cochlea’, the first International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders. Held in Warsaw Poland in 15-16 July, the festival aims to showcase the musical talents of people with hearing implants and raise awareness that people with hearing implants can still enjoy
In 2015 the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) will be providing a series of professional seminars in our main regional centres. The aim of these seminars is to keep people up to date with developments in the programme and to find out more about cochlear implants and what they can
The SCIP will be closed in both centres (Wgtn and Chch) on 3 February 2015 for an “off-site” staff planning day. There will be no service available on this day. Email and phone messages left will be actioned on 4 February. Both clincis re-open on 4 February 2015 at 8.30
The Southern Hearing Charitable Trust (SHCT) has among its objects a desire to increase the attainability of cochlear implants for members of the general public who would benefit from the same, and to provide the opportunity for each individual to reach their full potential particularly in respect of their auditory-verbal
The programme has recently appointed 2 new staff to its Wellington service: Karen Watson – Habilitationist We are pleased to welcome Karen Watson to our team of Habilitationists. Karen will be based in the Lower Hutt office. Karen holds a Masters of Speech Language Therapy and has been working in