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Anaesthetic Department

The Department of Anaesthesia in Aberdeen is one of the largest single departments in the UK with over 70 Consultants, 37 Trainees and one Associate Specialist.

Most anaesthetic services are provided on the Foresterhill site which is home to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI), Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (RACH) and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital (AMH). Elective orthopaedics is undertaken at Woodend Hospital, one mile west of Foresterhill with its own dedicated suite of six theatres. Mental health services are based at the Royal Cornhill Hospital less than a mile to the east.

All major specialties are covered including cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery and obstetrics. This concentration of services is facilitated by a department which is very well integrated and which includes staff with a wide breadth of experience in all branches of anaesthesia. 

The Department of Anaesthesia is located in ARI and consists of administrative offices, tutorial room, library, computer room, coffee room and consultant and trainee accommodation. The department is located in close proximity to the Main Theatre Suite of 17 theatres, and the Aroma Coffee Bar.