Anaesthetic services

What we do

Anaesthetic services are provided at both hospitals and teams working on either site strive to provide the highest standard of care for patients. Anaesthesia is used for a broad range of surgical services, including high level care delivered through an early warning system and outreach service.

Members of the team play a key role in assessing and preparing patients before they have their surgery, as well as providing anaethesia for non-surgical procedures including radiology, endoscopy and cardiology. Epidurals and other forms of anaesthetic care also given to pregnant women requiring support during labour.

At Chelsea and Westminster the team work across several areas of specialist care including Burns, Intensive Care and Pain Management Services. They also provide dedicated anaesthetic services for children.

Similarly, at West Middlesex, the Acute Pain Service is run by the anaesthesia team; it ensures all post-operative patients are reviewed daily to ensure their pain is being managed in the best way possible.

Our team

Anaesthetic teams at both hospitals consist of consultant, specialist anaesthetists and trainee anaesthetists. The Clinical Lead at West Middlesex is Dr James Armstrong and the two Consultant Anaesthetists at Chelsea and Westminster are Dr Andrea Weigert and Dr Elspeth Pickering.

Contact information

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The team is located on the third floor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, accessed via Lift Bank D.

T: 020 3315 8026

West Middlesex University Hospital

The team operates across the hospital site.

T: 020 8321 5824 (in hours)
T: 020 8560 2121 (after hours)

Additional information

For more details on preoperative assessment at the Trust please refer to the preoperative assessment clinic for adults.


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