Neurosurgery

Plaudits for $3m neurosurgical campaign

Plaudits for $3m neurosurgical campaign

The South's success in raising $3 million to save neurosurgical services at Dunedin Hospital has been recognised at the TrustPower National Community Awards, in Invercargill.

GP laments liaison role still unfilled

GP laments liaison role still unfilled

A communication void exists between the Southern District Health Board and GPs because a key liaison role remains unfilled, a Dunedin GP says.

Relief and pride as neurosurgery $3m handed over

Relief and pride as neurosurgery $3m handed over

Relief and pride showed on Brian McMahon's face in Dunedin yesterday.

Neurosurgery alliance proposed

Neurosurgery alliance proposed

An alliance with Wellington's neurosurgery department might be needed to ensure the future of the South Island neurosurgical service through providing a big enough population base for sub-specialisation, former governance board chairman Prof Andrew Kaye says in the service's annual report.

Soni back in city as locum neurosurgeon

American neurosurgeon Deepa Soni has returned to Dunedin Hospital as a locum while one of the permanent neurosurgeons gains vocational registration in Christchurch.

Celebration culmination of campaign

Celebration culmination of campaign

The success of the campaign to keep neurosurgery in Otago and Southland was demonstrated last night with a celebration to welcome Dunedin's new neurosurgeons.

Prof keen to make a difference

Prof keen to make a difference

Leading Dunedin neurosurgery and establishing New Zealand's first academic neurosurgery unit is his chance to make a difference, Belgian neurosurgeon Prof Dirk De Ridder says.

You did it: campaign hits $3m

You did it: campaign hits $3m

The future of the southern neurosurgery service is now assured, with the announcement $3 million has been raised for the Chair in Neurosurgery at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

Neurosurgery purpose and pride

Wow. What an achievement. The communities of Otago and Southland can collectively pat themselves on the back for raising $3 million for neurosurgery. What might easily have seemed an overly ambitious target has been reached.

Book neurosurgery fundraiser

Book neurosurgery fundraiser

Heather Maxwell (82) holds a copy of her 1980 book Balclutha to Molyneux Bay, which is to be reprinted as a fundraiser for the southern neurosurgery campaign.

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