What is an Anaesthetist?

A specialist anaesthetist is a fully qualified medical doctor who, after obtaining their medical degree, has spent at least two years working in the hospital system before completing a further five years of training in anaesthesia.

Specialist Anaesthetists are perioperative physicians trained in all forms of anaesthesia. They have an extensive knowledge of medicine and surgery and play an important role in caring for the patient before, during and after surgery.