Neurological Foundation - Chair of Neurosurgery

Dunedin keeps neurosurgery services

November 2010

Dunedin has won its battle to retain neurosurgery services after a long-running inquiry.

In a report today, the Director General of Health said the South Island would retain neurosurgery services in Christchurch and Dunedin but would look "radically different", including one board to govern the entire South Island service, headed by a world-leading neurosurgeon.

The service would eventually have seven to eight neurosurgeons with at least three in Dunedin.