The NZSA is the voice for New Zealand anaesthetists, especially on issues unique to New Zealand. We support and champion the professional interests and wellbeing of anaesthetists, and the high standards of our profession to optimise patient care. We take the lead independently and collaboratively on issues that affect New Zealand anaesthesia.
The Society has strong global connections and is an active member of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. We are at the forefront of New Zealand anaesthesia aid in the Pacific through our Overseas Aid Sub Committee. The Committee has close links with Pacific Island colleagues, and Society members have undertaken important work to improve anaesthesia and resuscitation equipment in the region.