We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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The anaesthetic department provides a comprehensive service to our patients at West Suffolk Hospital. Overall we are involved in the care of over 50% of hospital patients working closely with colleagues from other departments. 

A consultant led team is involved in all aspects of care for surgical patients, from pre-assessment and pre-operative preparation through to the post-operative recovery period. In addition, some of our consultants are responsible for the care of patients in the intensive care unit and a dedicated multidisciplinary acute pain team supervises the provision of post-operative pain relief. 

Services provided

  • Pre-assessment 
  • Theatre services
  • Acute pain service
  • Maternity service

Contact the team

Telephone: 01284 712819

Patient information