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The department of paediatric anaesthesia consists of 13 consultant paediatric anaesthetists, providing a 24 hour dedicated paediatric anaesthesia service to the trust.

St. George’s provides surgical services for the local community and tertiary services for South West London and surrounding DGHs. We undertake approximately 5500 paediatric anaesthetics per year across the designated paediatric theatres, day surgery unit and remote sites such as endoscopy and radiology. Lanesborough wing includes a 30 bed neonatal ICU, 12 paediatric critical care beds and the 12 bed Jungle day unit.

Lead Consultant Anaesthetist: Dr Joanne Norman


Both junior and senior trainees undertake paediatric modules at St Georges and there is an emphasis on education in the department with regular teaching sessions, audit and a quarterly joint governance meeting with the whole children’s surgery group.

Senior trainees who are interested in further training in paediatric anaesthesia have an opportunity to spend a year at Great Ormond Street Hospital which is competitively interviewed on an annual basis.