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Opening Times: Monday to Friday 8:30 – 16:30. An answer phone is available on 01493 452476 out of hours.
Telephone: Appointment information (01493 452739), General enquiries (01493 452475)
Location: First floor, corridor of Ward 4/5. Attendance for anaesthetic clinical assessment appointments is made here.

The Anaesthetic Department is a large department within the Trust, comprising of approximately 46 doctors of varying seniority and 5 administrative/secretarial posts. We provide anaesthetic support in many different ways to the whole Trust.


What services are provided?

Our doctors have a wide and varied outlook and provide anaesthetic services and expertise in many areas within the hospital setting:

  • Operating Theatres
  • Maternity
  • Anaesthetic AnteNatal clinic
  • Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit
  • Community Dentals
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • MRI
  • Endoscopy
  • Anaesthetic Assessment Clinic – We run a comprehensive outpatient service for patients needing anaesthetic assessments pre operatively 

  • Pre-assessment - We run a comprehensive outpatient service for patients with planned operations

  • Teaching – For our own trainees, other hospital staff and medical students
  • Teaching – Paramedic students

In addition we provide emergency cover to patients at all times, for example to very sick patients in accident and emergency or those patients requiring intensive care from the wards; on the Labour Ward; and to patients who need emergency operations.


How can I get a referral?

Referrals are made through the surgical pathways or by direct referrals from other clinicians within the hospital. Occasional referrals from GPs also occur.

Key staff

Key staff

Dr Edward Lams

Dr Karl Blenk

Dr Ayodele Obideyi

Dr Michal Karlikowski

Dr Inga Misane

Dr Pushpa L Nathan

Remarkable People Awards

Remarkable People Awards

'Sir James Paget Award for Innovation' winner 2013, Dr Willy Notcutt