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Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton - Anaesthesia

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Description

Situated in a quiet, central part of Hamilton, Southern Cross Hospital has been frequently and extensively modernised. Our hospital currently has 8 fully equipped operating theatres, offering the latest technology, as well as modern day-stay facilities and 60 ensuited patient rooms for those staying overnight. Also on site, we have a purpose-built six bed intensive care unit (ICU), high dependency care and access to radiology services.

About Anaesthesia 

You are given an anaesthetic when you have surgery so that you don’t feel pain during the operation.  There are different types of anaesthesia and the type you receive will depend on the type of surgery you are having and how long it will take.

Your anaesthetic will be given to you by a specialist doctor called an anaesthetist.

Procedures / Treatments

  • General Anaesthesia

    You are put into a state of unconsciousness either by the injection of an anaesthetic medication into a vein or by breathing in a mixture of gases.  You will be unaware of what is happening around you and you will feel no pain from the surgery.  You will be constantly… More

  • Regional Anaesthesia

    An anaesthetic is  injected near the nerve pathways to the site of your surgery, so that area becomes numb.  You will be awake but will not feel pain from the surgery.  You may also receive a medication to make you feel relaxed and sleepy. More

  • Local Anaesthesia

    An anaesthetic is injected at the site of the surgery to cause numbness in the area.  You will be awake but will not feel pain from the surgery. More

Visiting Hours

Weekdays 11:00 to 13:00 & 14:30 to 20:00 
Weekends 11:00 to 13:00 & 14:30 to 20:00

Public Transport

The BUSIT website provides good public transport information. See here

Parking

Over 25 parking spaces are provided for patients and visitors.

Contact Details

21 Von Tempsky Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton
Waikato 3216

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Street Address

21 Von Tempsky Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton
Waikato 3216

Postal Address

PO Box 4173
Hamilton East
Hamilton 3247

This page was last updated at 8:51PM on April 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton - Anaesthesia.