The L&D Anaesthetics and Critical Care team perform an essential role at this multi-disciplinary hospital.
Anaesthetics is the medical specialty that provides anaesthesia for a variety of surgical operations and procedures. Anaesthetists, along with nursing and support staff, also run Critical Care, which includes the Intensive Therapy Unit and the High Dependency Unit.
There are twelve operating theatres in the hospital and each year we perform over 17,000 surgical operations.
The L&D is also a centre for some specialist surgery and we anaesthetise patients for Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. Anaesthetists play an important role in the Obstetric Service, including providing pain relief in labour and anaesthesia for caesarean sections.