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Patient Information Leaflets

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Anaesthesia is Musgrove Park Hospital’s largest single hospital specialty. 

There are 29 consultants and 9 middle grades and a variable number of Junior (training) staff. The department is supported by two secretaries.

The department's role includes:

  • Delivering elective and emergency anaesthesia for: 
  • General theatres – for general, gynaecological, vascular, urological, ear, nose and throat and head and neck surgery
  • Orthopaedic theatres
  • Head and neck theatres – ear, nose and throat, head and neck, ophthalmic and orthopaedic surgery
  • Day surgery – most specialties
  • X-ray department – providing elective and emergency anaesthesia for many procedures
  • Intensive and high dependency care units – it runs both these units
  • Maternity – providing an epidural service and providing anaesthesia for elective and emergency caesarean sections (and other operations)
  • Pain Services - it provides both an acute and chronic pain service
  • Preoperative assessment clinic – there is normally an anaesthetist present to provide advice and to review complicated cases
  • Emergency service provision – it covers emergencies all around the hospital, including the emergency department, coronary care and the medical admissions unit
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Our Values

We put our patients first by working as one team; leading and listening; and striving for the best.