Anaesthesia and Pain Management Services at Flinders Medical Centre
The Anaesthesia Department provides anaesthesia services for most of the divisions at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC). The expertise required of the staff is broader ranging than in any other hospital in South Australia. It includes all surgical specialties, obstetrics, neonatal surgery, liver transplant, cardiac surgery, paediatric surgery and major trauma.
Anaesthesia provides substantial emergency cover out of hours, for emergency surgery and the Labour and Delivery Suite, plus covering emergencies and unexpected demands within hours.
The Pre-Admission Unit is available for people coming in for planned or elective surgery.
Anaesthesia provides staff for three pre-admission clinics – general, obstetric and cardiac.
Department Head - Dr Peter Lillie
Telephone: (08) 8204 4266
Fax: (08) 8204 4197
Pain Management Unit
This is a multidisciplinary unit with input from specialists in anaesthesia, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and social work.
The Unit sees patients with chronic pain on a referral basis from a variety of medical practitioners.
At the community level, there is close liaison with patients at home via their general practitioners, palliative care and home nursing. The Pain Management Unit has a national and international reputation for its clinical programs and clinical research into slow release morphine preparations and implantable devices for narcotic administration.
Telephone: (08) 8204 5499
Fax: (08) 8374 1758