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POMRC regional workshops: introducing a web-based system for reviewing local perioperative deaths

Mortality Review Committees Perioperative Mortality Review Committee
25 March 2019  - 05 April 2019
9:00 AM  - 1:00 PM
Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is holding four regional workshops to introduce a web-based system for reviewing local perioperative deaths.


The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee reports annually on perioperative mortality in New Zealand, analysing different areas of clinical importance each year.

Starting in 2016, a working group including POMRC members, pilot site representatives and clinical leaders began working on developing a national, web-based system for health service providers and district health boards (DHBs) to review local perioperative deaths.

The aim is to better understand the factors that contribute to perioperative deaths and identify ways to improve the quality and safety of surgery and save lives. The findings from local reviews will also be used to support quality improvement initiatives, using New Zealand-specific data.

The POMRC tier 1 project is currently being piloted in several DHBs for a six-month period, ending in March 2019. The next step following the piloting phase is to roll out the system to all DHBs.

The POMRC tier 1 workshops will consist of a ‘how to’ training guide and an opportunity to go through the form and ask questions.

A networking lunch will follow.

Dates and venues

25 March 2019 Wellington

Capital & Coast DHB
Large meeting room (Zoom room)
Level 3, Anaesthesia and Pain Management Department
Riddiford Street

29 March 2019 Christchurch Canterbury DHB
Room 211
Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace
4 April 2019 Auckland Ko Awatea Lecture Theatre
54/100 Hospital Road
Middlemore Hospital
5 April 2019 Hamilton Waikato DHB
Library room 3
218 Pembroke Street

Who should attend?

Quality managers (surgical directorate) and anyone with an interest in surgical mortality outcomes.


There is no charge to attend these workshops.


Click here to register for the workshops.