The anaesthesiology section’s personnel are responsible for providing anaesthesia and pain relief during operations and examinations in all of the hospital’s operating theatres.
Anaesthetists are on call round the clock, to carry out appraisals of a patient’s state of health, prescribe the appropriate form of anaesthesia and to perform epidurals for pain relief during childbirth.
The section also functions as the hospital’s emergency in-house resource, able to respond with emergency assistance at any time of day or night on request from any department of the hospital. The emergency might involve a patient suffering a cardiac arrest or an acute condition affecting some other vital physical function.
The air ambulance (helicopter) section handles pre-hospital emergency care, appraising and securing failing physical functions prior to arrival at the hospital. The section provides the county air ambulance helicopter service with the necessary medical competence and functions as a mobile emergency medical team for on-scene assistance at serious accidents.
Senast uppdaterad: 2009-02-03