About

About

We are a New Zealand based group of dedicated health care professionals, from a range of disciplines, who share a common interest in wound management.  We are passionate about improving wound healing and as such we colaborate with organisations world-wide.  Our members voluntarily share experiences, expertise, knowledge and network with other members around Aotearoa.

We are a registered charity with Charities Services and have Donee Charity Status with the Inland Revenue.  

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Our Aims

01

To improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with wound and skin integrity problems.

02

To provide and encourage best-practice wound management across all health care settings.

03

To be a recognised voice at national and local level in any issues relating to wound healing or maintaining skin integrity.

04

To participate in relevant or appropriate national and international forums and guideline development.

How we will achieve our aims

To achieve this we focus on education and professional development at a national and local level, as well as fostering and encouraging an evidence-based approach to wound management.  We support education and professional development by awarding scholarships and support innovation in wound management with an annual research grant. We hold regular local education sessions and study days, organised by Area coordinators, and a biennial national conference.

Strategic Direction

NZWCS Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025  - Click here

Celebration of our Achievements 

A comprehensive report is produced for the AGM.  Here you can read all the accomplishments of the society.  - Click here

Society Rules

Our current Rules (2022)  Click here

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NZWCS Structure

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Locations

Branches

We have thirteen branches. All areas have an Area coordinator and a National Committee member. The Area coordinator is responsible for coordinating meetings and seminars for the local branch members, while the National Committee member represents each branch at a national level. In some areas these duties are undertaken by the same volunteer.

Our Groups

We have 3 full time sub groups - Pressure Injury Advisory Group (PIAG), Leg Ulcer Advisory Group (LUAG) and the Education Advisory Group (EAG). In addition to these we set up Project Groups for time to time. The Wound Bed Preparation Working Group (WBPWG) and any other that the Society feels we have an need for.

The Society has a selection process for each of these groups. When new members are being sought we send out an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the whole membership, encouraging our passionate members to put themselves forward for consideration.

New Zealand

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Waikato
  • Rotorua/Taupo
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Taranaki
  • Wellington
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Nelson/Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Otago
  • Southland

Membership

What are the advantages of joining the NZWCS?

The NZWCS provides a supportive network throughout the country for health professionals to share experience, expertise and knowledge in the area of wound care. Membership is open to all health care professionals, companies or employees of companies involved in wound care.

As a member of the NZWCS you will receive the following benefits:

  • Online access to Wound Practice & Research - the official journal of the Australian Wound Management Association
  • Online access to EWMA journal - the official journal of the European
    Wound Management Association (3 x year)
  • Tissue Issue - the NZWCS electronic newsletter. ‘Members Only’ access to NZWCS website
  • Reduced registration fees at NZWCS Events
  • Voting Rights (Full Members only)

From time to time members also receive additional publications, leaflets and flyers, some of which may be from commercial sponsors.

Join NZWCS today!

Just complete the online form, invoice is generated automatically and pay online by internet banking or credit card.

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Note: Student memberships require proof of full time undergraduate student status.