Our clinic currently has to charge patients to cover costs, but not all our patients can afford to pay. This page is for those patients.
Imagine not being able to swallow properly… you couldn’t enjoy your favourite meal or savour your favourite red wine. Everyday we work with people who have suffered from stroke, cancer or neurological issues who struggle with just that! But we need your help so we can help more people rediscover their swallowing.
The Rehab Clinics operate within The University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, headed by renowned swallowing researcher Dr Maggie-Lee Huckabee. We specialise in intensive swallowing rehabilitation. We’re world leaders in offering innovative diagnostics and rehabilitative services, supported by the latest research and technology.
But here’s where we need your help. We’re a privately funded clinical research centre, our clinics are not-for-profit, but we currently have to charge patients to cover our operational costs. The public health system is limited in what it can offer, and a number of our patients can't afford the treatment they need to get swallowing again.
Check our Eric's story (video above) to understand the impact our treatment can have.
Donate now, and help us to help those who need it most.
The team at the Rehab Clinics are dedicated and experienced researchers and therapists. We work with any patient who has a swallowing difficulty, carry out robust diagnostics and plan intensive and targeted treatment get them on the path back to normal swallowing. We welcome all patients, whether their impairment is recent, or has been with them for many years. We are passionate about rehabilitation, and want all those who need it to be able to access it.
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