Precision, high standards and a dedication to detail. Through teamwork and sheer dedication, the Victoria Hospital surgery team works tirelessly, achieving record volumes of surgeries in the three theatres. The teams are proud of the gastrointestinal work they do, using cutting edge key-hole surgery. This uses special fine instruments called scopes that take cameras into the patient to radically reduce scarring and healing time. We are also proud of the ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgeries that are restoring hearing in hundreds of patients who come through the doors of the surgery department.
“Sleep wraps up the sleeve of care” – said Shakespeare, it also allows surgeons to do their work as a patient sleeps soundly. An anaesthetist partners with surgeons, carefully administering anaesthesia so that a patient feels no pain, and wakes at just the right time.
An anaesthetist is also responsible for pain management in patients who are experiencing chronic pain. They also cover patients in ICU, ensuring they are well looked after and pain medication and sleep are well covered.