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Anaesthetics in maternity


The maternity unit manages over 4000 deliveries per year and comprises 33 single delivery rooms and three-four bedded bays. There are two obstetric operating theatres and two high-dependency rooms for mothers developing complications during pregnancy or childbirth.

Anaesthetists provide a 24 hour service including a range of anaesthetic options for caesarean section, a 24 hour epidural service and joint management with the obstetricians of women with severe pregnancy complications.

Each week a Consultant Anaesthetist holds a clinic for mothers who require additional anaesthetic assessment prior to delivery.

The Maternity Unit is located on the 2nd floor at the end of east wing.


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