Québec Coalition for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
calls on the minister of health to fund such a program now!
MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Thanks to a petition and letter writing
campaign, 1000s of Quebecers, organizations, foundations and associations say:
Yes! We support the creation of a universal newborn hearing-screening (UNHS)
program in Québec.
Parents, children, health professionals and groups, organizations and
associations representing the hearing impaired have joined forces resulting in
the creation of the Quebec Coalition for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening.
During an upcoming press conference members of this new coalition will
strongly recommend the Minister of Health respect the UN Rights of the Child
by launching a universal hearing-screening program immediately. They will also
bundle up and mail all of the letters and signatures of support submitted by
the general public and mail them off to Health Minister Couillard.
WHEN: Wednesday June 18th at 10 h 30
WHERE: Office of l'Association des pédiatres du Québec
2, complexe Desjardins, 32e étage, salle Raymond Robillard
WHO: Dr. Thérèse Côté-Boileau, présidente de l'Association des
pédiatres du Québec
M. Claudio Busandri, a profoundly deaf Montreal businessman and
Chair, Québec Coalition for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
Anne-Marie Hurteau, acting Executive Secretary of the Coalition
and an audiologist
Dr. Hema Patel, acting Co-Chair of the Coalition, a pediatrician
at The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC and the mother
of a child with profound hearing loss
Dr. Ana Carceller, pediatrician at the Centre hospitalier
Children with hearing loss and their parents
For further information:
For further information: Lisa Dutton, (514) 412-4307,