The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Monash Health consists of over 100 consultant anaesthetists, over 40 registrars and residents and 6 pain and research nurses.
We are divided into three departments:
- Monash Medical Centre Clayton, which also covers Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin and the Kingston Centre
- Dandenong Hospital, which also covers Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre
- Casey Hospital.
We provide services to acute and chronic pain patients, pre-anaesthetic clinics, endoscopy, radiology (including MRI and interventional procedures), cardiology catheterisation lab, the mental health unit and the emergency department.
Our operating theatres have elective and emergency surgery in all the major adult surgical specialties including cardiothoracics and neurosurgery, with the support of an adult intensive care unit. With Monash Children’s hospital an important part of Monash Health, we assist in the care of a wide range of paediatric surgical cases with the backup of a special care nursery, neonatal intensive care unit and a paediatric intensive care unit on site.
We also are actively involved in many of the 8,000 births a year at Monash Health, both in the delivery suite and the operating theatre.