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Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

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Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Wellington, NZPA - A report on whether neurosurgery services will be retained in Dunedin is to be made available to South Island district health boards DHBs tomorrow.

National Health Board project manager David Graham told New Zealand Doctor today that the DHBs would be given the draft for fact checking before it was finalised.

The report will then be delivered to acting director-general of health Andrew Bridgman in the middle of next week. The report will not be made public until Mr Bridgman makes a final decision.

A petition to keep services in Dunedin, signed by 43,227 people, was collected by the Otago Daily Times and the Southland Times newspapers and taken to Parliament in August.

Four of the six South Island district health boards (DHBs) had agreed they would be best served a single service staffed by six neurosurgeons based in Christchurch, but Otago and Southland -- which have amalgamated -- want two of the neurosurgeons based in Dunedin.

 

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