Māori anaesthetists’ first meeting

We held the inaugural meeting of the Māori Anaesthetists Network via Zoom.

The purpose of the network is to provide support and a voice for Māori trainees and fellows within the college, and a way to keep abreast of Indigenous health issues. The network aims to meet four times a year.
The network discussed the terms of reference, cultural guidance by way of kuia and kaumatua for the New Zealand office and options for a te reo Māori name for the college.

The Māori policy officer from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) attended to present the RACS Te Rautaki Māori.

The network’s members will be canvassed for an opinion on a te reo Māori name, as well as a name for the network itself and nominations for a chair and deputy chair. A similar network is on the cards for Indigenous fellows in Australia.

Last updated 16:16 4.07.2020