Nuts and Bolts
Parents: Facts to help you prepare.
This is where you’ll find some factual information to help you and your child prepare for their anaesthetic and about the process of children’s anaesthesia at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH).
Anaesthesia is very safe. In fact, it has probably never been safer. This is due to the high level of training of your anaesthetic team, the standards of care, state of the art equipment and the patient centred ethos of the team.
The anaesthetic team is led by a consultant anaesthetist, a doctor who has completed over 5 years of specialty training in anaesthetics after medical school, including having additional experience in the practice of children’s anaesthesia. The other members of the anaesthetic team at WCH are the anaesthetic registrars, who are doctors undertaking their specialty training and the anaesthetic nurses who provide an additional level of care to support the anaesthetist when caring for children.
The safety and comfort of children under our care is our highest priority and so we have guidelines in place to help us give all our patients the best anaesthetic experience we can. These include: