Anaesthesia workforce service forecast

Leads: Dr Andrew Reid and Dr Nigel Waters

This report looked at how to sustain the anaesthesia workforce in coming decades - a workforce currently under stress in some regions. It is one of a number of forecasts commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) to build a picture of the future health and disability workforce.

Recommendations included:

  • more deployment across multiple worksites in a region
  • using the skills of those nearing retirement
  • more training positions in smaller hospitals.

Health Workforce New Zealand has examined ways to retain doctors who are either over 65 or are nearing retirement.

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