Post Anaesthetic Care Unit

The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit is responsible for the management of surgery patients while their recovery post surgery.  The unit is staffed by specialist nursing staff who form part of the vital team within the Operating Theatres.

Seating for family / carers is available within the Theatre Reception area. Please let the staff know if you are waiting for a patient and they will ensure that you are notified when the patient arrives in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit.  Due to the numerous pieces of equipment within the area, visiting is restricted to one person per patient.

Staff from this area will also travel with the patient when they are ready for transfer to their post operative ward for their recovery.

Find us

The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit is located near the Intensive Care Unit, above the Emergency Department.  Access to the Theatre waiting area can be gained via the entry into the Emergency Department, or by following the signage to the Theatre complex, located on Level 2 of building 12.