No recommendations in confidential neurosurgery report

Errol Millar
Errol Millar
The draft report on neurosurgery services sent to district health boards for checking did not contain the South Island Neurosurgical Service expert panel's recommendations.

This was revealed by chairman Errol Millar at yesterday's Southern District Health Board meeting, when he updated members on progress over the controversial issue.

The draft report was sent to Mr Millar and chief executive Brian Rousseau in confidence for checking and they returned some "minor comments" to the panel on Monday, he said.

Mr Millar hoped the final report would be submitted to acting director-general Andrew Bridgman by the end of this week.

Speaking later, Mr Millar said he was not surprised the report did not contain recommendations, as if there had been substantial errors of fact it was possible changes might need to be made to any proposals.

The report does not become public until Mr Bridgman makes his decision on it; there is no indication yet of when that might be.


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