Cochlear Implant Program (CIP)
On May 31, 2001 The Nova Scotia Department
of Health announced funding for a one year pilot program,
beginning in July, to provide cochlear implants and follow-up
therapy for the profoundly hearing impaired. Nova Scotians
have had to travel out of province to access implant services.
of governments objectives is to provide specialized
medical procedures in Nova Scotia for our residents whenever
that is possible," said Health Minister Jamie Muir.
"A partnership made this cochlear implant program available
in Nova Scotia. This is a fine example of what can happen
when committed people work together. I congratulate everyone
important, for many, is that this surgery means improved
communication," said NSHSC CEO Lynn Fraser following
the announcement of funding for the one-year pilot program.
"As well, it has been a tremendous burden on individuals
and their families to travel for this procedure. It is such
a great benefit to now have it available in Nova Scotia."