Our anaesthetic team consists of a consultant (or specialist) anaesthetist, and an anaesthetic assistant, usually a nurse. An anaesthetist is a doctor who makes your child go to sleep and stay pain-free during an operation. He/she will stay with your child for the whole operation.
As well as making children sleepy, the anaesthetist also has a number of things to do to make sure the operation is as safe as possible, such as monitoring the heart, blood pressure and breathing and giving medicines. Finally, the anaesthetist will ensure that children are as comfortable as possible when they wake up.