The department of anaesthesia provides a modern leading-edge anaesthetic service to all clinical specialities including emergency services, obstetrics, intensive care, heart services and neurosciences for patients across the trust.

Checking theatre equipment

The broad range of surgery performed in the trust provides many training opportunities and there is a strong commitment to training within the division, supported by the Northern Region School of Anaesthesia for senior house officers and our practice development sisters and training team for all our other staff.

We have a large modern theatre suite at The James Cook University Hospital with 19 theatres and an adjacent surgical day unit containing three more theatres and a paediatric day unit. The division also manages five operating theatres plus a day surgery unit in Northallerton.

The department includes:

  • Anaesthesia for maternity (obstetrics)
  • The school of anaesthesia