A 24 hour anaesthetic service is provided to the operating theatres and obstetric departments in within Altnagelvin Area Hospital, South West Acute Hospital and Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex.  This provides all forms of anaesthesia from the use of local anaesthetic injections and epidural and spinal techniques to the use of injectable medicines and gases to produce general anaesthesia.   The anaesthetic team also provide an acute and chronic pain service which is supported by a team of skilled nurse specialists and provide anaesthetic cover for Resus in A&E and paediatric MRI.

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