Wakatipu trust hails 'hugely positive' neurosurgery plan

Maria Cole
Maria Cole
Wakatipu Health Trust executive officer Maria Cole says the decision to retain neurosurgery services in Dunedin and Christchurch is "overwhelmingly positive for the region".

"This is a great outcome for the South Island. It was simply too critical a service to lose," Mrs Cole said.

The decision to retain neurosurgery services was announced by Acting Director-general of Health Andrew Bridgman yesterday at 11.30am.

Mr Bridgman said the service would have an independent governance board chaired by one of the world's leading neurosurgeons, Prof Andrew Kaye.

Mrs Cole said the decision to enrol Prof Kaye was an "extremely positive decision".

"Having such a leader in the neurosurgery field can only mean good for the region ... The response from the Wakatipu community has been hugely positive," she said.


Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter