Our highly skilled anaesthetists meet with patients before surgery, and are present throughout the duration of each procedure. As well as making sure that our patients are asleep, we keep a close eye on vital signs, we provide the best possible conditions for the surgeon, and we try hard to minimise pain and sickness afterwards.

The department accommodates a regular rotation of trainee anaesthetists from other hospitals in the region and is a renowned international centre for training in anaesthesia for cardiothoracic surgery.

The hospital resuscitation service is coordinated by the anaesthetic department, and one of our consultants runs a regular pain clinic.

The department is extremely active in research, with particular interest in perioperative anaemia, the acute management of pulmonary hypertension, cardiac pharmacology and outcomes after cardiac surgery.