Perioperative Mortality Review Committee receives positive international feedback

4 May 2015 | Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) chair Dr Leona Wilson has just returned from the UK where she received some very positive feedback on the work the POMRC was doing and how it was perceived.

"I was really pleased to attend the launch of the Lancet Commission report on global surgery in London last week.

“Even more pleasing were the congratulations the POMRC received for its work on perioperative mortality data. I was told New Zealand had by far the best data on perioperative mortality in the world and were world leaders in this area.

“I'd like to pass on this news and congratulate everyone concerned.”

POMRC is an independent mortality review committee that advises the Health Quality & Safety Commission on how to reduce the number of perioperative deaths in New Zealand. Its aim is to reduce these deaths and improve the quality of the health system and, outcomes for patients.

Find out more about their work on the Commission website.

Last updated 04/05/2015