September 10, 2019

Coming Soon-Members Only Page

Coming to this website in October is a members only page. Here you will have access to: registration details, standards,  library,minutes of meetings, policy and guidelines […]
September 25, 2019

NZSSA Position Re Return of Loan Sets

Following on from discussion at the NZSSA conference 2019, a letter has been forwarded to MTANZ and the Orthopaedic group made up of the loan set […]
November 24, 2019


Recently you may have all heard rumblings regarding the standard AS/NZS4187:2014 NZ has representation on the joint standard committee HE-023 which develops and updates the standard. […]
November 26, 2019

UPDATE: Re AS/NZS 4187:2014

Following on from my last post regarding AS/NZS 4187, and my letter writing to those in high places, I have attended a meeting at the request […]
March 18, 2020


The NZSSA received a question asking if we should be doing anything different in CSSD during this crisis. The answer is: NO. Do what you always […]
March 23, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 situation the Executive have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the annual conference. This situation has created a lot of uncertainty […]
March 23, 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

The AGM is normally held as part of the Annual Conference. This meeting is required under the C&R and the Executive are still working through how […]
April 2, 2020


Hi all information just received from Zentralsterilisation the official journal of the WFHSS. ” Are any additional measures required when reprocessing reusable medical devices? The answer […]
April 14, 2020

Reprocessing of N95 Masks

Many of you will have received a communication from ASP stating that during this Covid 19 Pandemic it MAY be acceptable to reprocess  N 95 masks […]
April 14, 2020

Article of Interest Re -Reprocessing of N95 masks

The article below may be of interest to you all. It supports the theory that reusing masks can be endangering the lives of health workers. Click […]
May 4, 2020

URGENT Re: Communication from Ministry of Health re N95Masks

As you may be aware ASP(Sterrad) sent out communications stating that you may be able to sterilise single use N95 masks. The communication states that this […]
June 17, 2020


Congratulations to Tracey Kereopa CSSD Manager Masterton Hospital. Tracey has had a paper that she wrote accepted for publication this month in the international journal of […]