Motion: Children with Hearing Difficulties and Deafness – Monday 28 September 2020

MLAs Catherine Kelly, Colm Gildernew, Órlaithí Flynn and Pat Sheehan propose a motion that the Assembly recognises the importance of early detection, intervention and support for children with hearing difficulties and deafness; acknowledges the negative impact that delay can have on their future educational attainment; and calls on the Minister of Health to take immediate steps to identify and address urgently the backlog of postponed audio appointments and cancelled cochlear implant procedures that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

MLAs discuss the matter and the Health Minister Robin Swann provides his response before Members pass the motion.