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Dr Xia awarded HRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship

November 2018

Congratulations to Dr Wes Xia who was a recipient of Health Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowships. Dr Xia’s study aims to investigate how to reduce pain following haemorrhoid surgery. Read more.



HRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships awarded

November 2017

Congratulations to Dr Ahmed Barazanchi and Dr Wiremu MacFater who were recipients of Health Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowships.    

Dr Barazanchi’s multicentre prospective cohort study aims to develop a reliable and easy-to-use risk prediction tool for emergency laparotomy. Read more.

Dr MacFater’s randomised clinical trial aims to optimise post-operative pain and functional recovery after major abdominal surgery. The analgesic benefit of intra-abdominal local anaesthetic will be compared to intravenous local anaesthetic. Read more.


Professor Hill new president of International Society of Surgery

17 August 2017

At the 47th World Congress of Surgery in Basel, Switzerland (August 2017) Professor Hill addressed the assembly as the new president of the International Society of Surgery / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC) and Congress President 2019.

The ISS/SIC is considered one of the most distinguished and prestigious international surgical societies in the world. It represents six collective member societies and surgeons from more than 100 countries. Its goal is to work for international teaching in surgery, both specialized and general surgery, in developed and developing countries. The official journal of ISS/SIC is the World Journal of Surgery and it holds the World Congress of Surgery every two years.

Members of the AERAS Group including Fellows in Surgery Jamie-Lee Rahiri, Weisi Xia, Wiremu MacFater and Ahmed Barazanchi also attended the World Congress of Surgery, some of whom were presenting their own research.


Bariatric Surgery Registry launches in New Zealand

20 July 2017

New Zealand’s first Bariatric Surgery Registry launches nation-wide this week, an initiative that will allow surgeons to accurately compare outcomes for patients who have undergone an operation for obesity across public and private hospitals in New Zealand and Australia. Dr Andrew MacCormick, a general and bariatric surgeon at Counties Manukau Health and Senior Lecturer at the South Auckland Clinical Campus, said that the Bariatric Surgery Registry would be a powerful tool for improving clinical quality and patient safety. Read more.


Perioperative care and enhanced recovery after surgery

July 2017

A discussion between Professor Andrew Hill (Head of South Auckland Clinical Campus and Colorectal Surgeon) and Dr Nick Lightfoot (Anaesthetist, Middlemore Hospital) about perioperative care and enhanced recovery after surgery. View the podcast on the Research Review website.


Health Research Council project grant awarded to Professor Hill

July 2017

Professor Andrew Hill (Principal Investigator), Mr Ashish Taneja (Consultant, ADHB) and Dr Ahmed Barazanchi (PhD Candidate) were awarded a Health Research Council project grant for the study, development and application of a risk prediction tool for emergency laparotomy. Read more about the study.


Presentations at Counties Manukau Health Research Week

July 2017

Research Week is an annual Counties Manukau Health event organised by Ko Awatea, which celebrates the great research taking place across the District Health Board.