The department provides anaesthetic cover for our operating theatres at Bexhill Hospital, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH.
The types of surgery include day surgery, trauma, general surgery, vascular, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, urology, ear, nose and throat surgery, maxillo-facial, and dental surgery, including outpatient dental clinics.
It also provides a service to the obstetric (maternity) department, as well as having consultants who run the critical care units.
Anaesthetics are also given in the endoscopy units and the radiology departments for MRI and CT scanning.
The consultants within our anaesthetics department also run acute pain and chronic pain management within our hospitals.
The department is very active in many areas of clinical practice and offers a pivotal role in service delivery throughout the organisation. The Consultant body have a breadth of specialist interests and are part part of a team who take quality in care and excellence in education and teaching, as priorities.
The Anaesthetic team are always working hard to ensure continuity across a number of clinical sites.
The department strives for excellence on all levels and has patient centred care as the focus of their working practice.