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The critical haemorrhage expert reference group provides independent expert advice to the critical haemorrhage project within the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s trauma programme.

The group leads the development of national best practice guidance, providing expertise in haemorrhage management and trauma care from their respective fields.

The expert reference group meets approximately 4–5 times a year, by Zoom or in person. The meetings are supported by the Commission’s trauma programme team.

Download the terms of reference (230KB, pdf)

Name Role Organisation
Kerry Gunn (chair)  Clinical lead, critical haemorrhage project (anaesthetist)  Health Quality & Safety Commission
Mr Ian Civil  Clinical lead, National Trauma Network (vascular and trauma surgeon) National Trauma Network
Richard Charlewood  Transfusion medicine specialist New Zealand Blood Service
Tony Smith Medical director St John Ambulance
Andy Swain Medical director Wellington Free Ambulance
Orla Fowden Right care advisor St John Ambulance (South Island)
David O'Byrne Emergency medicine specialist  Hutt Valley DHB
Wellington Free Ambulance
David Lang Emergency medicine specialist Nelson Marlborough DHB
Dominic Fleischer Emergency medicine specialist Canterbury DHB
Renate Donovan Trauma Nurse Capital & Coast DHB
Richard Aickin Paediatric emergency specialist and representative for the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Starship Children's Health
NZ Resuscitation Council
Susan Mercer Transfusion nurse specialist (intensive care unit)  New Zealand Blood Service
James Moore Intensivist  Capital & Coast DHB
Jack Hill  Māori representative (anaesthetist) Auckland DHB
Chris Jephcott Anaesthetist  Waikato DHB
Caroline Gunn Consumer representative N/A
Paul McBride Data scientist  Health Quality & Safety Commission
Sandy Ngov  Project coordinator Health Quality & Safety Commission
Last updated: 9th August, 2023