Next month, cyclists can pedal confident in the knowledge
their efforts will contribute to both their own fitness and a
new neurosurgery fundraising campaign, writes Shane
University College finance administration manager Pip
Falloon, of Dunedin, had emergency neurosurgery at the age of
48 in 2009 after an aneurysm in the right side of her brain
ruptured and haemorrhaged. Pip tells her story ...
A donation of $100,000 for neurosurgery has delighted
organisers of a public fundraising campaign, and brings the
overall tally to more than $900,000.
The Otago Community Trust has announced a $300,000 grant
towards a Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery at
the University of Otago.
Exciting research possibilities lie ahead for the Dunedin
academic unit of neurosurgery, clinical director of South
Island neurosurgery Martin MacFarlane says.
One of the most uplifting local events of 2010 was the public
campaign to keep neurosurgery in Dunedin and the South.
Cathy Matthews' life was saved by the service she championed
but did not think she would need.
Funding options for the South Island neurosurgical service
will be among the issues to be explored by the governance
board in the coming year.
While a week is a long time in politics, a year is a short
period for significant change in the health sector.
The second permanent neurosurgeon appointment has been made
to the Dunedin node of the South Island Neurosurgery Service.
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