Your Surgical Journey

After you and your surgeon have made the decision to proceed with elective surgery, you are required to liase with the hospital booking office. An administrative officer from the hospital will then contact you when there is a date for your surgery. Closer to the actual date, you will generally be asked to call the

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What is an anaesthetist?

Specialist anaesthetists are medical doctors with at least 11 years of medical training In practice, many anaesthetists will have completed several years of hospital residency prior to commencing anaesthetic training, and hence will often have experience in related areas such as intensive care, emergency medicine, and paediatrics.The formal anaesthetic training curriculum also includes components of

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Royal North Shore Hospital’s Department of Anaesthesia is very proactive in sustainable perioperative medicine. Two of our anaesthetists, Dr Andy Lindberg and Dr Penny Hodges, are NetZero Co Leads in Anaesthesia for the Northern Sydney Local Health District. And our Clinical Nurse Educator for Anaesthesia, Erin Foulsham, is also a NetZero Lead for the district.

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