Anaesthetists provide general and regional anaesthesia to enable operations to be performed by our surgical colleagues. During the operation the Anaesthetist ensures that the patient is comfortable, has no pain and that vital organ functions are maintained (e.g. heart, blood pressure, breathing).
Anaesthetic Services are provided in the Operating Theatres at South Tyneside District Hospital.
The Anaesthetic Department can be contacted via the secretaries’ office: 0191 202 4046.
The Intensive Care Unit can be reached at: 0191 404 1030.
Dr Ramesh Arumugam - Interest in Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Govindan Balaraj – ITU Lead; Interest in Intensive Care Medicine
Dr Darshan Boregowda – Head of Anaesthetic Department; Paediatric Lead; Interest in Colorectal and CPEX
Dr Sanjay Deshpande – Audit and Organ Donation Lead; Interest in Enhanced Recovery and CPEX
Dr Christian Frey – Clinical Lead for Theatres & Critical Care, Theatre Director; Interest in Intensive Care Medicine
Dr Shiv Gurung – Obstetric and Quality Assurance Lead, Medical Devices
Dr Nehemiah Mupedziswa – Guidelines and Policies Lead; Interest in Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Margarethe Pizon – Lead for Acute Pain, Difficult Airway, Fast Track Surgery
Dr Jacques Poltronieri – Lead for Regional Anaesthesia, Critical Incident Reporting
Dr Ashish Rajkumar – Deputy Head of Department; Educational and Patient Safety Lead; Interest in Regional and Obstetric Anaesthesia
Dr Riccardo Scano - Interest in Intensive Care Medicine and Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Sudha Stein – Rota maker, Theatre Efficiency Lead; Interest in Intensive Care and Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Naveen Venugopal – Lead for Morbidity and Mortality Review; Preassessment; Trauma; Interest in Colorectal and CPEX
Dr Andrew Swai – Interest in Community Dentals & Paediatrics
Dr Abau El-Dahab
Dr Kumud Bhattarai
Dr Mohammed Dessoky
Dr Ines Funtak
Dr Hamid Ghasri
Dr Pushpendra Mehlawat
Dr Pradeep Rajashekar
Dr Hema Singh
Acute Pain Nurses