Anaesthetics, including Critical Care and Pain, is one of the largest departments in the Trust comprising 23 consultants, six specialty doctors and 18 trainees in training posts from the St Georges School of Anaesthesia. We are supported by one nurse specialist in patient pain management.
The team provides elective and emergency anaesthetic services to all departments in the Trust, including two theatre suites (seven main theatres and four day surgery theatres), the Critical Care Unit, the Obstetric department, Acute and Chronic pain management, the Assisted Conception Unit, the Outpatient Dental Suite (Princess Alexander Suite), and at the Elective Orthopaedic Centre at Epsom Hospital.
In addition, we provide specialist evaluation clinics to the Pre-assessment Service for high risk surgical patients, assessing fitness for surgery. This may include CardioPulmonary Exercise (CPeX) testing. We also provide Obstetric Anaesthetic clinics twice per month to Maternity. We have recently acquired a Simulation Suite and many of our consultants, and trainees, are actively involved in Simulation training and teaching students and trainee doctors.
Our Anaesthetics team