Petition: Fully fund the vagal nerve stimulator for adults with intractable epilepsy

Please support the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust’s (EWCT) latest petition to parliament.

We need your vote/signature urgently please (before 18 June 2023).

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Petition request:
That the House of Representatives urge Whatu Ora Health New Zealand to fund vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy for adults with intractable, medication-resistant epilepsy as an adjunct treatment.

Petition reason:
At least 30% of people living with epilepsy have no seizure control with conventional medications. The vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy could provide relief for many people living with partial-onset and generalised seizures. EWCT wants the House to fully fund the VNS for adults living with intractable epilepsy in New Zealand as an epilepsy treatment option.

Written submission:
If you wish to read our written submission to parliment, you can download and read it here.

Last modified: October 4th, 2023 by EWCT | Posted in: General, News