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NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists

New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists
Level 1 Central House, 26 Brandon Street,
Wellington 6011, PO Box 10691,
The Terrace, Wellington 6143.



Phone: +64 4 494 0124
Fax: +64 4 494 0125

President: Dr Kathryn Hagen
Secretary: Dr Catherine Caldwell
Treasurer: Dr Malcolm Stuart

Members: 691
AGM Date: 23rd August 2019
Preferred Language: English
Year Joined: 1960
Region: AARS

Further Information

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Country population: 4.5m 

Number of physicians: 11,412 (2012) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2015 

Recent activities:

  • NZSA developed a new resource for members: a Health and Safety Manual tailored to anaesthetists to assist them to comply with the stricter, revised Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. We
  • Ran a forum for members to update them on a range of issues impacting on their practice, including the revised health and safety legislation, developments in the assistant to the anaesthetist role and compliance with the Commerce Commission’s rules to prevent anti-competitive practices. 
  • Further built our relationships with stakeholders, most notably insurance groups, the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association and public funders like ACC, and established regular meetings, information sharing and other avenues of engagement.
  • Launched a new brand to better reflect our key roles: advocacy, education and community, and to broaden our appeal, visibility and influence. 
  • Developed new networks in the sub-specialty areas of obstetrics and paediatrics to help achieve consistent standards of care throughout the country.