Please support the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust’s (EWCT) latest petition to parliament.
We need your vote/signature urgently please (before 18 June 2023).
Please share the petition to colleagues and friends who may also like to support it with their votes.
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.
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.
If you wish to read our written submission to parliment, you can download and read it here.