Neurological Foundation - Chair of Neurosurgery

SBS donating ipads to Chair in Neurosurgery unit

February 2012

As Southland Times readers open up their paper this morning to find branded appeal envelopes for the Chair of Neurosurgery campaign, one Southland business is announcing its involvement in the fundraising.

SBS Bank Invercargill branch manager Neil Bramley said the SBS Bank's donation of three iPad 2s to the neurosurgery unit – valued at about $800 each – came from the bank's desire to do what it could to help in the campaign.

"We just want to be involved," Mr Bramley said. "We want to do what we can to help the community – this is a simple way to do that."

Peter Crampton, pro vice-chancellor of health sciences at Otago University, said the iPad 2 was an asset needed by surgeons in the unit who would be dividing their time between locations.

"These portable devices will be a real asset."