Welcome to the Department of Anaesthesia

at Royal North Shore Hospital

In 2012, the Department moved into a new operating theatre complex in the Acute Services Building, part of the NSW government’s $1.127 billion redevelopment of Royal North Shore Hospital. There are a total of 29 procedure and operating rooms, each utilising state of the art anaesthetic systems and monitoring.

We provide world-class critical care services for:

  • major trauma
  • major burns
  • spinal injuries
  • high risk obstetrics
  • anaesthesia for a wide range of elective and emergency surgery including cardiothoracics, vascular, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, orthopaedics, plastics, and hepatobiliary surgery.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • thorough specialist assessment and planning for your anaesthetic at the Pre-admission Clinic
  • world-leading pain management services
  • total intravenous anaesthesia
  • intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring
  • ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia
  • the largest referral centre in the state for investigation and management of allergic reactions to medications (Allergy Clinic)
  • education and training, through traditional in-theatre teaching, as well as advanced medical simulation