Welcome to the Anaesthetics Department. Within this section you will find contact details and information covering Anaesthetics at The Royal Oldham Hospital.
The primary role of Anaesthetists is to see a patient on the ward on the day of surgery to discuss the type of anaesthesia available, dependent on the type and site of surgery, health of the patient and whether a day case on in-patient procedure.
Types of anaesthesia include general anaesthetic by intravenous or, on occasion, gas induction, epidural, or regional (local) block. An Anaesthetist also considers the level and type of pain relief the patient may need. Patients may also be treated by an Anaesthetist on the wards if the patient is struggling with the pain relief, perhaps in A&E or on the maternity ward during labour.