Report of the South Island Neurosurgery Expert Panel

Published online: 
10 November 2010



This report presents to the Director-General of Health recommendations which ‘identify the development pathway that would best meet the requirement for a sustainable, high quality neurosurgical service, with consideration of financial sustainability’.

This report recommends the establishment of the South Island Neurosurgical Service with two nodes – Christchurch and Dunedin – and for the Dunedin node to become New Zealand’s academic neurosurgical unit, using the strengths of the University of Otago, with research links to the major neurosurgical research centres of excellence around the world.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    10 November 2010
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    05 November 2010
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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