24 Feb 2012

$1.5m raised to fund chair in neurosurgery

5:13 am on 24 February 2012

The Neurological Foundation says more than $1.5 million has been raised by the public to fund a chair in neurosurgery.

The foundation launched the campaign a month ago, and is now halfway to the $3 million needed to fund the position in perpetuity.

An average of $17,500 per day is being received per day.

Run in conjunction with the University of Otago, the chair would split their time between being a neurosurgeon at Dunedin hospital serving Otago and Southland, and research and teaching.