Neurosurgery

Neuro fundraisers enrich minds, boost bodies

Neuro fundraisers enrich minds, boost bodies

About 60 people, mostly children, participated in the neurosurgery fundraiser brain and body exercise, which involved activity stations throughout the garden.

Memorial helps neuro total past $2.5 million

Memorial helps neuro total past $2.5 million

Raising money to commemorate a colleague who died from a brain tumour has taken the neurosurgery tally to its last big milestone before the finish line.

Donations welcome

The Neurological Foundation and University of Otago are raising $3 million to establish a centre of academic excellence in neurosurgery at the university and to employ a head of research who will also work as a third neurosurgeon at Dunedin Hospital.

Chopper rides raise $60,000

Chopper rides raise $60,000

A long-held wish to fly in a helicopter came true for a Dunedin nonagenarian, thanks to a high-flying fundraising venture.

Seats to fill for those wanting to give it a whirl

Seats to fill for those wanting to give it a whirl

The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter features as part of a unique fundraising venture this weekend.

Neurosurgeon sets goals

Neurosurgeon sets goals

New Zealand's first academic neurosurgery unit is being set up in Dunedin, headed by Belgian neurosurgeon Prof Dirk De Ridder, who will have joint clinical and academic duties. He arrives in February, and spoke to reporter Eileen Goodwin by email this week.

Bids still open for art

Paper bids are still open for a collaborative work by South Otago artists.

Locum at unit for year

A neurosurgeon has been hired for a year at Dunedin Hospital.

Neuro chair filled

Neuro chair filled

A leading Belgian neurosurgeon and brain researcher has been appointed the inaugural Neurological Foundation professor of neurosurgery at the University of Otago.

$8000 for neurosurgery chair appeal

A campaign to bring a world-class neurosurgery research and teaching centre to Dunedin, closing in on its $3 million target after a flood of contributions this week, has been further aided by three donations from Oamaru.

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