The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

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

  • Two theatre areas; the main theatre and a satellite area (theatre 10 and 11)
  • An Intensive Care Unit, staffed (in and out of hours) medically by Intensivists
  • An Emergency Department with Resuscitation Area (including major trauma)
  • A Consultant led Acute Pain service
  • General Wards – Medical (inc. Cardiology), Orthopaedic, General Surgery and Renal
  • A Radiology department

At the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, elective activity includes the following:

  • Pre-operative Assessment
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Day Case Surgery
  • Community Dentals
  • Inpatient areas
  • 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:

  • General Surgery (upper and lower GI)
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Urological Surgery

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

Consultant on-call rotas operate to provide 24 hour senior advice and assistance within theatre and ITU.