The staff of the Department of Anaesthesia provide a comprehensive anaesthesia and analgesia service for patients undergoing surgery or painful procedures. Anaesthesia is provided for all surgical specialties from neonatal surgery, thoracic, vascular, neuro, paediatrics, liver transplantation and cardiac surgery. Maintained anaesthesia and sedation is provided for a number of procedures including interventional radiology, assisted reproductive techniques and endoscopy. The Department staffs a pre-admission clinic and provides advice on postoperative pain management. Most staff have a university appointment and provide clinical teaching for medical students and other health professional trainees including paramedics and nursing.