We provide anaesthesia and pain relief for surgical procedures in main theatre and day surgery theatre. This anaesthesia can be:
- General, where the patient is asleep
- Regional, producing pain relief and a lack of sensation to a section of the body
- Local, for use in a smaller area of the body.
We also provide the Intensive Care and High Dependency Care in the special units in the hospital as well as services to the departments of Accident and Emergency, Psychiatry, Obstetrics (Labour Ward), Dentistry and Coronary Care. In many of these areas the anaesthetic staff work closely with other specialities as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT).
For more information about Anaesthetics, you can read our leaflet; You and your Anaesthetic.
Anaesthetic department staff
There are 17 full time consultants, three associate specialists, two staff grade anaesthetists, one clinical assistant and 13 trainee anaesthetists.
To find out more about our staff, please see the menu on the left
Training in anaesthesia
The members of the department have a commitment to teaching and training of doctors in training as anaesthetists, paramedical staff, nurses and operating department practitioners.
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