Anaesthetists are highly trained, skilled doctors who provide a wide range of patient care. They play a central part in the management of sick patients both in the operating theatre and in other areas. Together with the other members of the Critical Care team, they are involved in:
- Critical Care Units
- Accident and Emergency
- Major accident care
- Pain management
- Patient transfer between hospitals
The primary function is anaesthetising patients who need surgery. Consultants also have sub-specialty interests covering specialised anaesthesia for trauma, maternity, paediatrics, as well as critical care and pain management. The anaesthetic service is delivered across a wide range of settings including main theatres, the day surgery units at Orsett and Basildon hospitals, A&E, maternity and the imaging departments.
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