For Patients

This website aims to inform prospective patients and members of the public about various forms of anaesthesia and to provide information on related topics, such as preparing for anaesthesia and what to expect afterwards. The information draws upon numerous sources, including the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists’ professional documents. The information in this website is written only as a guide and should not replace information supplied by your anaesthetist.

Every patient is different, every anaesthetic is different and your anaesthetist will make modifications according to your specific needs. If you have any questions about your anaesthesia, please speak with your treating specialist.