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Cautious welcome for Cochlear Implant investment – Adams

18 December, 2013 - by Gerry Adams TD


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. 
Speaking during leaders questions in the Dáil the Louth TD said that “the Minister and the HSE now need to release the detail of this investment to ensure that it meets the needs of the 200 profoundly deaf children who require this procedure.”
Teachta Adams said:
“The news that the HSE Service Plan for 2014 will provide €3.22 million for a bilateral simultaneous and sequential cochlear implant programme is welcome news and a consequence of the hard work and effort of the parents of profoundly deaf children and their Happy New Ear campaign.
“However, caution is needed. We need clarity from the Minister and the HSE on the detail of this investment. We want to ensure that the HSE Service Plan meets the needs of the 200 profoundly deaf children who require this procedure.”

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