Dr Alex Psirides
Intensivist, Capital & Coast DHB, Wellington, NZ
Alex is an ICU specialist & co-clinical leader of the regional ICU in Wellington. He trained in London, Australia and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of rapid response systems to detect and respond to in-patient deterioration in several countries. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the national clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. He is medical director of Wellington’s ICU aeromedical retrieval service covering the lower North and upper South Islands. He is interested in how hospitals (often fail to) recognise dying patients and thinks we could & should do better. When not walking his dog or children, he builds websites & designs logos for Wellington ICU’s prodigious research department. He has nearly written a lot more papers so should spend less time on Twitter.
Overview of Inter-Hospital Transport in New Zealand