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Paediatric Anaesthesia

Welcome to the homepage for the department of anaesthesia

These pages are designed for parents and children so that you are informed of who we are, what we do, why we do it, as well as providing external links for you to access high quality information concerning patient care. 

A Little Deep Sleep

Is your child coming in for an operation? Watch our animated video, 'A little Deep Sleep' which explains what happens when they come into hospital.


External guides for parents and children 

These excellent documents, developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, provide age specific information about anaesthesia.  

Information materials for children and young people: 



GA Young Adults Guide

GA Young Adults Guide (1)

Rees Bear has an anaesthetic  

Davy the Detective:
finding out about anaesthetics

General anaesthesia -
a brief guide for teenagers and young adults

You and your anaesthetic: a young person's guide













Information for parents and carers of children having an anaesthetic:

Paediatric anaesthesia pic

Your child's general anaesthetic