One of the best ways of reducing the need for strong pain killers and therefore their associated side effects, is to supplement your general anaesthetic with a regional technique or to use a regional technique alone. Your anaesthetist will discuss these options with you.
High dependency unit
Some patients, whether it be due to the extent of surgery, or their pre-existing health conditions; just need that little bit of extra care after their operation.
BMI The Winterbourne Hospital has a new two-bedded High Dependency Unit to provide care to patients just when they need it.
All consultants with Dorchester Anaesthetists have regular NHS intensive care duties and Dorchester Anaesthetists provide 24/7 cover to The Winterbourne Hospital for advice or review of patients as required.