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Anaesthetics and Critical Care

Anaesthetics and Critical Care

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.

About our Service 
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.


  • Adrian Lopez PradereSecond nameLopez PradereBiographyConsultant
  • Anup BagadeSecond nameBagadeBiographyPain Medicine and Anaesthesia
  • Corinna MattSecond nameMattBiographyConsultant
  • Deborah ShawSecond nameShawBiographyConsultant
  • Eva-maria LangSecond nameLangBiographyConsultant
  • Frances SpearsSecond nameSpearsBiographyConsultant, Clinical Director
  • Glyn HarrisonSecond nameHarrisonBiographyDr Glyn Harrison MBBS BSc FRCA. Trained in London. Consultant Anaesthetist since 2005. Specialist interest in Anaesthesia for Maxillofacial and ENT Surgery. Deputy Clinical Director for Anaesthetics ICM and Pain Management. Clinical Director for Theatres.
  • Harriet NichollsSecond nameNichollsBiographyMb BChir FRCA PGCEMed Ed. Trained in Cambridge and London. Associate Medical Director and Consultant Anaesthetist at the L&D since 2005. Special interests include anaesthesia for obstetrics, ENT and management of the difficult airway. Trains, leads and mentors in safety improvement.
  • Indradevi SrikantharajahSecond nameSrikantharajahBiographyConsultant
  • Istvan FoldiSecond nameFoldiBiographyConsultant