Gort Road, Lifford, Ennis, Clare, V95 HN29
Phone: 065 6863100
1st Floor, Ennis Hospital
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
If you are having surgery or tests, you may require anaesthesia. This is to reduce or prevent pain, numb sensation in certain areas of the body and can induce sleep. The Department of Anaesthetics provides anaesthetic care for a wide range of surgical patients. There are 2 common types: Local anaesthetic: a small area of the body is numbed and you remain fully conscious, often used during minor procedures. General anaesthetic: you're totally unconscious and unaware of the procedure, this is often used for more serious operations.
About Perioperative Anaesthesia
Anaesthetics deal with administering medications either by injection or by inhalation (breathing in) that block the feeling of pain and other sensations, or that produce a deep state of unconsciousness that eliminates all sensations, which allows medical and surgical procedures to be undertaken without causing undue distress or discomfort.
Referrals and Appointments
Available to: All patients
Who needs to refer you: Consultant GP
Special instructions for patients during COVID19
We may ask you to:
- attend a virtual clinic
- wear a face mask/other PPE
- complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
- to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time