The Irish Health Services Executive has approved 3.2M Euros for bilateral implants for children in 2014. The Happy New Ear campaign has been fundamental in helping Ireland approach the standard of care for children who qualify for bilateral implants.
Sinn Féin President and Louth TD Gerry Adams has given a cautious welcome to the inclusion in the HSE Service Plan for 2014 of €3.22 million for a bilateral simultaneous and sequential cochlear implant programme.
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Sinn Féin has taken a firm stance requesting that the Irish government fund bilateral implants for children. Read the statement here.
THE CAMPAIGN IN IRELAND RUN BY parents to have children fitted with two cochlear implants instead of the standard one has received a new boost.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is among those who has pledged his support to the Happy New Ear campaign, and met with Deanna Cairns and her son Billy (4) last week after he brought up the issue in the Dáil.
CochlearimplantHELP has been reporting on the lack of coverage for bilateral implants for children in Ireland, and following the Happy New Ear Campaign since its inception. Now Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams lends his support!