Dr Neil Martin Goodwin

Dr Neil Martin Goodwin


Place of birth: London, UK

Nationality: British

CRN: 561716

Also known as: Neil

Other nationality: Worked in Sweden (1960s), South Africa, (1970s), New Zealand (from 1986)

Education and qualifications

General education

University College School, London St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London

Primary medical qualification(s)

MB BS (Lond) 1959

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS Fellow by Examination

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA 1962

Professional life and career

Professional Life and Career

Postgraduate career: 

H/P, Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester, H/S St. Mary's Hospital London. Registrar Harefield Hospital. Critical Care Specialist, Karlskrona Hospital, Sweden 1960's Critical Care Specialist, Durban, S. Africa 1970's Critical Care Specialist, Tauranga N.Z. 1986-2001.

Professional interests and activities: 

Neil Goodwin was involved in the development of Critical Care as a specialty during its inception in the 1960's and established Critical Care Units in Durban, South Africa and Tauranga NZ.

Other biographical information: 

Sporting achievements included St. Mary’s Hospital First XV (Tight Head Prop) in the 1950s. He also played rugby football and completed four Comrades Ultramarathons in South Africa in the 1980s. As a motor sport enthusiast, he participated in N Z Targa rallies and vintage motor racing. Other interests included travel, long distance running, languages, food, wine and, above all, people.

Author and Sources

Author: Dr Christina Brown

Sources and any other comments: More detailed information about the career of Dr Goodwin would be welcome.