The Anaesthetic Department is one of the largest in the Trust.
Providing anaesthesia for approximately 25,000 patients each year.
The department provides anaesthetic services for elective and emergency surgery for: General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery and, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Outside of the operating theatres it provides a broad range of services throughout the hospital. Services include
- The assessment of patient pre-operatively.
- Anaesthetic cover for the Accident and Emergency Department, including the Major Trauma Team.
- A 24 hour epidural service to provide analgesia during labour.
- A consultant based Pain Service for acute and chronic pain.
The department provides 24 hour cover for surgical emergencies, maternity services, the accident and emergency department, critical care and the medical emergencies team