In this section
Anaesthesia and good pain management play a vital role in the
treatment and rehabilitation of patients at the Royal Children's
Hospital. Our specialist Paediatric Anaesthetists work in close
collaboration with other departments to provide exceptional patient
care, equal to the best available anywhere in the world.
Patient safety is paramount. Our anaesthetists are involved in
the assessment of patients before their operation to select the
most appropriate anaesthetic technique for each patient. We
endeavour to keep all patients and their families well informed
about what they will experience before and after their surgery. In
the operating theatre, our anaesthetists expertly monitor all
patients continuously using the most modern equipment
Our involvement extends into the postoperative period, providing
an around the clock pain
management service to ensure that all patients are kept as
comfortable as possible.
We also provide services outside of the operating theatres
including a multidisciplinary chronic pain management clinic for
Our anaesthetists have
published widely and are involved in research as well as
advisory and educational roles outside of the Royal Children's
Hospital. We strive to improve and continue the high standard of
care that has maintained our department's pioneering role in
Paediatric Anaesthesia and world class status.
This website contains information relevant to patients and their
families as well as doctors and other health carers involved in
Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management.