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Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour - 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

Established in 1991, our North Harbour Hospital typically provides services to over 7,000 patients annually, and is widely known amongst patients and specialists in the area. It is their demand for our services that drives new investments, and that has delivered significant extensions, implementation of new technologies, and ongoing improvements to operating and nursing facilities. Recent upgrades have also seen improvements to recovery and day stay and pre-admission facilities and specialist consulting areas.

Within the grounds of the North Harbour Hospital campus is the Northern Clinic, which comprises Specialist consulting, Endoscopy services, Image Guided Healthcare, Radiology services and rehabilitation.

The hospital campus offers specialists and their patients access to new advanced operating theatres, including a robotically-assisted surgical system and other advanced technologies to support advanced imaging and a range of minimally invasive treatments. New recovery areas and other patient facilities have also been added, during 2017, along with new consulting rooms and a purpose-built endoscopy suite. These facilities offer patients a wide range of specialist services on one developing health campus which also includes a pharmacy, radiology unit, cardiology services, and a specially designed post-operative intermediate care facility - which helps to increase the scope and complexity of surgical services that can be provided within the private sector on Auckland's North Shore.

Read more about our patient facilities.

 

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 20:00
  • Weekends : 11:00 to 20:00

Travel Directions

Please use entry B, 232 Wairau Road for Hospital entrance, car parking and patient drop off.

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Parking

Patient and visitor parking provided.

Other

Patient forms and leaflets can be found here

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:49PM on December 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour - Anaesthesia.