Welcome to the New Zealand Sterile Sciences Association

NZSSA is the professional body for NZ Sterile Services, promoting high quality of service delivery and patient care outcomes, achieved through education and professional representation.

The association’s main objectives are:

  • To foster, promote and encourage interest amongst the members of the Association and others in the study of the Sterile Services concept and allied problems, with a view to increasing the efficiency of the service provided by hospitals in New Zealand to patients and the public generally
  • To promote and encourage the implementation and upgrading of principles and practices of sterilisation
  • To encourage the publication of any useful information concerning Sterile Service practices
  • To promote conferences for the consideration of all questions relating to Sterile Services and allied fields.

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