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New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association


The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) was established in 2005 to represent the interests of private surgical hospitals’ within New Zealand. Members were previously represented by the New Zealand Private Hospitals Association (NZPHA).


NZPSHA promotes excellence in healthcare and our mission is promoting, positioning and connecting the private surgical hospital sector in New Zealand.


NZPSHA membership hospitals undertake approximately 206,165 surgical discharges per annum representing around 66% of all elective surgery performed in New Zealand. That proportion of elective surgery is growing in response to the increasing needs of New Zealand’s ageing population and the constraints on the ability of the public sector to meet those needs.


Unuhia te pō, te pō whiri mārama

Tomoki ate ao, tea o whatu tāngata

Tātia ki runga, tātai ki raro, tātai aho rau

Haumi e, hui e, tāika e!


From confusion comes understanding

From understanding comes unity

We are interwoven, we are interconnected

We are interwoven, we are connected,

Together as one!

Better Care Starts with Us


Prestigious health industry awards announced


Christchurch’s Forte Health hospital won a prestigious award for its efforts to ‘improve the paediatric experience’ for patients, in the clinical category of the NZPSHA’s Leaders in Quality Awards 2021.

The project was one of three finalists in the awards’ clinical category, with the judges lauding it as ‘a great concept, and fantastic from start to finish.


Dunedin's Mercy Hospital wins two prestigious awards


Mercy Hospital won both the non-clinical and the clinical categories of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association’s (NZPSHA) Leaders in Quality 2018 awards.

The Quality awards are presented bi-annually and recognise excellence across its 27 members spread across 39 private surgical facilities throughout New Zealand.





Private hospitals can reduce burden on struggling DHBs


Media reported recently that emergency departments are very busy and hospitals may not be able to cope with the lethal strain of flu set to hit New Zealand this winter. 

The NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) vice president, Dr Lloyd McCann, says it has spare capacity that will take the load off struggling DHB's.


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