UNHSEIP Virtual Hui – 11th May 2021

Celebrating 10 years of newborn hearing screening, promoting equity, programme improvement and innovation for the future

Nau mai, haere mai, afio mai.

The National Screening Unit welcomes you to the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP) online hui on 11th May 2021.

The virtual hui will provide a valuable opportunity for our screening workforce to:

  • celebrate and acknowledge the positive impact the programme has had on the quality of life of thousands of tamariki and their family and whānau over the last 10 years
  • deepen their understanding of equity, and learn practical strategies that can reduce barriers to families participating in the screening pathway
  • learn from others who have improved local service delivery to improve outcomes, and
  • hear from screening experts about the new and emerging evidence that could support better professional practice for screening teams.

How the hui will be held

This is the first time the hui will be held virtually and will replace the annual regional study days that were run in previous years.

Holding the hui online will help us ensure as many people as possible can come together to build relationships, learn and connect.

The hui will be held during New Zealand Sign Language week (10 to 16 May 2021).  There will be opportunities throughout the day for staff to increase their understanding of sign language.


Newborn hearing screeners can register for the event online (before 30 April).


More information about the day will be available soon.

More information

For more information about the hui please email:
Rachael Bayliss
Senior Advisor
Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Team
[email protected]

Page last updated: 01 April 2021