Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN)

The Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) is a collaborative network that monitors the care of high risk newborn infants by pooling data to provide quality assurance for this resource consuming care. The network was established in 1994 under the recommendation of the National Health and Research Council's (NHMRC) Expert Panel on Perinatal Morbidity.

Since its establishment the network has developed a minimum data set and implemented a data collection that monitors the mortality and morbidity of infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units across Australia and New Zealand.

All neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand have contributed to the network's audit of babies since 1st January 1995. In 1998 all special care nurseries in New Zealand joined the network and began contributing data. Since then, membership has extended to an increasing number of Australian special care nurseries and most recently a Singaporean neonatal intensive care unit.

The ANZNN has been hosted under the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit since 2008.

For further information and to view the ANZNN annual reports :



ANZNN Operations Manager

Sharon Chow
Telephone: +61 2 9385 9158


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