26 Oct 2010

Sth Island neurosurgery report due this week

2:50 pm on 26 October 2010

An expert panel that has been looking into neurosurgery services in the South Island is to present its final report this week.

The panel was appointed to look into how neurosurgical services should be organised in the South Island in future, following disagreement on the topic between the Canterbury and Southern District Health Boards.

The panel will report on schedule to the acting Director-General of Health on Friday.

It is not clear when the results will be announced publicly.

The panel, chaired by Auckland surgeon Anne Kolbe, visited Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, and Timaru, held video-conferences with people in Nelson and Marlborough, and met clinicians, health providers and the public.