Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) is a major teaching and tertiary referral hospital located in St Leonards, Sydney, Australia. It has a strong and proud history in education, research and provision of high quality clinical care. RNSH provides a comprehensive range of complex specialty services to patients from across NSW, including major trauma, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, neonatal intensive care, bone marrow transplantation, neurosurgery, and interventional neuroradiology, alongside acute medical, surgical, mental health, paediatric, cancer, and maternity services.
The campus is also home to the Kolling Institute, a medical research institute, and the Pain Management and Research Centre which specialises in treating patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain.
RNSH provides comprehensive perioperative management, with 18 operating theatres, interventional radiology and neuroradiology suites, pre-admission clinic, and perioperative care. The RNSH Anaesthetic Department is staffed by 117 specialist anaesthetists, alongside provisional fellows, registrars, residents, nursing, administrative, and technical staff.
The RNSH Anaesthetic Department provides specialist care in anaesthesia, including subspecialty services in Acute and Transitional Pain, Allergy, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Chronic Pain, Clinical Simulation, Neuroanaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Regional Anaesthesia, Teaching and Medication Education, and Trauma.
Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and pioneering anaesthetic care to all patients, continuously striving to excel in education, research, and innovation. We endeavour to create a culture that supports the wellbeing and performance of our department.
Our vision is to be a leader in anaesthesia, pain management, and perioperative medicine – and to be recognised for our high standard of patient care, innovations and advancements, built upon a steadfast commitment to patient safety and staff development.
We are committed to upholding the CORE values and behaviours of NSW Health / NSLHD: