I was delighted to attend and sponsor the gala dinner at the ANZICS NZ 2017 Regional Meeting last week. It was great to catch up with the people that we know and to see so many ICU staff from across NZ along with a few special guests from Australia. The meeting was organised by Wellington Hospital ICU, in particular Ben Barry and Karyn Hathaway.

ICU nurses know how to have a good time and let their hair down when they are away from the demanding, stressful environment they work in!

In addition to sponsoring the dinner we offered a prize for posting a photo on Twitter with the hashtags #anzicsnz2017 and #spinnakersoftware. We received over 60 entries for the competition which was judged by an amateur photographer. There were two honourable mentions, Paul Young @DogICUma and Julie Burgess @kiwiburgess. The winner,  Deb Chalmers @ViridescentFrog, posted several images. Thank you to everyone who posted in the competition, there were some creative, interesting and humorous images posted from animals to sunsets … and  a few coffee‏ photos 😮

This is the first year that we have sponsored the dinner and it was lots of fun.