‘We let those children down’: Review finds failures in audiology testing and cochlear implant programming

Dozens of children have been recalled for further tests, says Townsville Hospital and Health Service chief officer Kieran Keyes.
Kieran Keyes, Townsville Hospital and Health Service chief executive. Photo: Facebook.

A hospital has apologised to the families of hundreds of children amid concerns they received substandard clinical care during audiological testing or cochlear implant programming.

In April two clinicians were stood down and a clinical review ordered into audiological testing delivered to 400 babies and children at Townsville University Hospital.