Screening takes place at Waikato Hospital, the 2 birth centres in Hamilton and in the rural areas of Te Kuiti, Otorohanga Taumarunui, Tokoroa, Putaruru, Te Awamutu, Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Aroha, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Thames and Waihi.
Employed are a Programme Manager and 6 part time screeners.
The Waikato DHB Newborn Hearing Screening Programme commenced in 2004 and has had success at the following awards:
For further information about the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention programme visit the National Screening Unit website: www.nsu.govt.nz (external link)
Reception E Level 2
Meade Clinical Centre