Anaesthesia and Perioperative Services

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative department provides elective and 24-hour emergency surgical services to patients living in the Caboolture catchment area. The majority of patients booked for elective surgery are admitted on the day of surgery, via the Day Procedure Unit.

What is anaesthesia?

Anaesthesia is medication used to block pain and other sensations during surgery. The type of anaesthesia will depend on the patient and the surgical procedure.

What does perioperative mean?

Perioperative refers to the care patients receive before, during and after surgery.

Our services

  • Perioperative patient care and planning
  • Anaesthetic assessment before procedures
  • Anaesthesia for surgical, interventional and diagnostic procedures
  • 4 operating rooms
  • Post-anaesthetic care unit
  • Sterile processing unit
  • Pain management – provides advice and treatment for patients with recent onset of severe pain (e.g. trauma and medical patients, as well as post-surgical patients)
  • Obstetric pain management

How to access this service

No external referrals are accepted for this service. You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by a hospital clinician.

Contact us

Day Procedure Unit
Location: Level 2, Caboolture Hospital
Phone: (07) 5433 8857
Fax: (07) 5433 8856
Open: Monday-Friday 7.00am-4.00pm

Health professionals

We are proud to have a long tradition of educating and training the next generation of medical professionals in Queensland. The department is affiliated with and delivers education in anaesthesia for:

  • The University of Queensland
  • Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Anaesthetic technicians
  • Anaesthetic nurses
  • Simulation training in conjunction with the Clinical Skills Development Service

Contact us or visit our careers page for more information.

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