The Department of Anaesthesia provides services for specialties including vascular surgery, the hand service, general surgery and ophthalmology.
Anaesthesia or procedural sedation is increasingly used to enable procedures to be undertaken safely and with minimal discomfort in areas other than the traditional theatre environment. This is particularly important when diagnostic or therapeutic machinery is immobile and located outside theatres or when patient management is best addressed by taking the service to other locations within the hospital.
Information for health professionals
Information for GPs
Name: Dr John Anderson
Position: Head of Department, Anaesthesia
Phone: +61 8 94312551
Fax: +61 8 94312171
Fellowship positions are offered in:
- Management of Difficult Airways
- Regional Anaesthesia
Fremantle Hospital also offers a joint fellowship position in Retrieval Medicine in conjunction with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (applications to RFDS directly). The department has Senior Registrars and Junior Registrars allocated through the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Rotation program.
The Staff Development Service provides a range of continuing education programs to support the learning needs of staff.
See current job vacancies (external site).
Location: Level 5, B Block, Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle.
Phone: +61 8 9431 2551
Fax: +61 8 9431 2171
Department of Anaesthesia
7.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Anaesthetic Preadmission Clinic
8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
An anaesthetic registrar and a consultant anaesthetist are on duty from 8am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
An anaesthetic registrar is also on duty on Saturdays from 8am to 12noon.
A consultant is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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