In the 2020 general election both parties pledged to increase funding for adult cochlear implants. Labour has formed a government alone and the expectation is that their pre-election pledge will be implemented. A copy of their election pledge can be found here; https://www.labour.org.nz/release-next-steps-in-rebuilding-our-health-system Specifically, we note the following policy released on 29 September 2020: FISCAL…Details
Help raise money for children and adults with cochlear implants on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October in Blenheim. See World and Olympic Champion Joseph Sullivan. Have a go yourself, and bid on the Silent Auction to help raise money. All welcome! Details of the event can be found by clicking here.Details
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:41 pm Press Release: Southern Cochlear Implant Programme Today’s announcement by the Labour Party that, if elected next month, it would increase cochlear implant funding has been met with cautious optimism by New Zealand’s two providers of cochlear implant services. Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) Chief Executive, Neil Heslop, said that currently…Details
Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 11:02 am Press Release: Joint Press Release New Zealand’s two providers of cochlear implant services today cautiously welcomed the National Party pledge that, if elected, it will increase the number of adult cochlear implants from 40 to 100 per year. Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) Chief Executive, Neil Heslop, said that…Details
The Southern Hearing Charitable Trust is holding its AGM on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 5.30 pm at its Milford Chambers rooms in Christchurch. Details can be found here.