Our department has a distributed leadership model and is lead by the Anaesthetic Executive Group (AEG).
The AEG currently consists of:
|Clinical Unit Leader and AEG Chair||Dr John Smithells|
|Service and Planning||
Dr David Williams
|Standards and Welfare||Dr Ewa Johannsen|
|Training||Dr Chris Tse|
|Schedule||Dr Michael Dick|
|Clinical Support||Dr Arthur Rudman|
|Technical Support||Dr Chris Jephcott|
Waikato hospital is a large tertiary hospital located in the city of Hamilton, NZ. The Department of Anaesthesia is part of Waikato Hospital's Theatres and Interventional Services cluster.
The team includes 68 specialist anaesthetists, approximately 35 registrars and senior house officers, 50 anaesthetic technicians, a pain nurse practitioner and pain nurse specialist, research scientists, manager and administration support.
The full scope of practice includes preoperative assessment, anaesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures (including sedation and all forms of regional and general anaesthesia), complex pain management and resuscitation, and medical education.
- Anaesthesia for emergency and elective surgery
- Obstetric anaesthesia
- Cardiac anaesthesia
- Paediatric anaesthesia
- Remote location anaesthesia (interventional radiology, endoscopy, cardiology, brachytherapy, ECT)
- Pain Service (inpatient and chronic)
- Pre-anaesthetic Assessment Clinic
- Allergy Clinic
- Transoesophageal echocardiography (intraoperative and ICU)
Anaesthetic services continue to expand at Waikato Hospital. We currently provide anaesthesia in 30 locations, including 24 operating theatres.
The Anaesthesia team at Waikato Hospital has a strong track record in teaching, continuing medical education and research, and aims to be a centre of anaesthetic excellence in New Zealand.
Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton
- Operating Theatres and Post-anaesthetic Care Unit, Waikato Hospital
- Day of Surgery Admission, Reception K, Meade Clinical Centre, Waikato Hospital
- Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Waikato Clinical School, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus
Phone: 07 839 8718
Fax: 07 839 8761