The Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia (children's anaesthesia) provides
The only tertiary paediatric anaesthetic department in the state, the department provides advice and teaching on all aspects of paediatric anaesthesia to fellow anaesthetists, other medical practitioners, nurses and paramedical professionals.
Many children who have surgery at the WCH will not need to stay in hospital overnight and will attend the Day Surgery Unit. Children expected to remain in hospital overnight will attend the Hospital's Day of Surgery Admissions.
How to access the service
Most children are seen by an anaesthetist on the day of surgery. Your surgeon may suggest that your child see an anaesthetist prior to surgery. Your surgeon will then send the department a referral form, and an anaesthetist will contact you prior to surgery.
Information for Families
We have anaesthesia equipment of historical interest, on display in our on-line museum.
General Business 9am - 5pm Monday – Friday
Dr David Barker
3rd floor, Rieger Building
Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia
Ph (08) 8161 7231
After hours (08) 8161 7000 pager 3643 - Duty Anaesthetist
Fax (08) 8161 7020
last modified: 24 Mar 2016