The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

At the Princess Royal Hospital, the Anaesthetic Department currently provides cover to:

  • Two theatre areas; The main theatres (theatres 1 to 5) and Day Case theatres (theatres 6, 7 and 8). Theatre 8 is utilised for Regional or Local procedures.
  • An Obstetric Theatre and Obstetric Unit.
  • An Intensive Care Unit, currently staffed (in and out of hours) medically by Anaesthetists / Intensivists
  • A Paediatric Ward with Paediatric Resuscitation area
  • An Emergency Department with Resuscitation area
  • A Consultant led Acute Pain service
  • A Consultant led Chronic Pain service
  • General Wards – Medical (inc. Cardiology), Orthopaedic, ENT / Maxillofacial and Gynaecology
  • A Radiology department

Elective activity at PRH includes the following:

  • Pre-operative Assessment
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • ENT Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Gynaecological Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Day Case Surgery (including General surgical specialties)
  • Community Dentals
  • Providing support to nursing staff providing conscious sedation for patients undergoing procedures in theatre
  • Providing support for recovery staff to ensure that patients return safely to an appropriate post-operative area
  • Post-operative Assessment of patients (including acute pain management)
  • Education and support to Anaesthetists undergoing basic and advanced training

Emergency activity includes:

  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • ENT
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Gynaecology
  • General Surgical specialties where the need arises

The Anaesthetic service provides 24 hour/seven day cover for emergency activity in theatre, on the Intensive Care Unit and in the Obstetric Unit, with resident middle grade cover for theatre, ITU and Obstetric Units.

A Consultant on call rota operates to provide 24 hour senior advice and assistance.