All of the Trust’s consultant anaesthetists can provide anaesthesia for paediatric patients. The provision of anaesthesia for children under the age of three is restricted to a small group of employees, allowing them to maintain their specialist skills.

It is our routine practice to involve the parents or legal guardians of all children in the process of anaesthesia. Consequently, you will be given the opportunity to meet your child’s anaesthetist and you will be encouraged to accompany your child to the anaesthetic room and remain there until your child is asleep.