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Anaesthetics

Anaesthetists are doctors with specialist training.  They are experts in looking after all patients around the time of; surgical operations, child-birth, critical illness and conditions which cause acute and chronic pain.

What we do

Anaesthetists give expert care to surgical patients by:

  • assessing your fitness for anaesthesia and surgery
  • optimising your general condition
  • caring safely for you through operations and managing your operation pain and other health problems.

Your anaesthetist will see you before your operation and talk about all aspects of your anaesthetic with you.  They will be with you throughout your operation and make sure you are comfortable afterwards.  They also look after patients in our Intensive Care Unit should you need extra support after your operation.


Contact information

For general enquiries email: Anaesthetic.Office@york.nhs.uk or telephone 01904 725398 / 01904 725399

York Hospital contact:

  • G1 surgical admissions 01904 726001
  • Day Unit surgical admissions 01904 726010

Scarborough Hospital contact:

  • Day surgery 01723 342209

Bridlington Hospital contact:

  • Short stay and day surgery 01262 423134
  • Orthopaedic surgery 01262 423110

Information leaflets and resources

Visit our patient information leaflets pages to view and download moreinformation on:

Additional resources

Contact us

For general enquiries telephone: 01904 725398 or 725399

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York Emergency Department (A&E)

The current entrance to the Emergency Department (A&E) is closed and a new entrance at the south of the building is in operation.

Arrive at Entrance 1, the main entrance to York Hospital signposted from Wigginton Road, and park in the multi-storey car park.  A new pedestrian exit has been created at the end of the car park. Follow the green line on the floor to the emergency department. Please see our website news for more information about arrivals to A&E.