About Anaesthesia Pain Management

  • 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 available.

    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 children.

    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.

    What we offer:

    • Anaesthetic services within the Royal Children's Hospital.
    • Acute and Procedural Pain Management Service (available 24 hour, 7 days per week).
    • Multidisciplinary Paediatric Chronic Pain Management Clinic .
    • Postgraduate training in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management.
    • The department promotes safety in Anaesthesia and encourages members to be involved in outside committees and activities in the hospital, nationally and internationally.