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Anaesthetic Service
University Hospital Limerick

St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858

Phone: 061 482591

Email: -

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Opening hours:
9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

About Anaesthetic

If you are having surgery or tests, your doctor will give you medicines called anaesthetics. This is to reduce or prevent pain. They 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 – often used for more serious operations

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: Patients needing anaesthesia

Who needs to refer you: Consultant Surgeon

How to access this service: Clinical details for patients requiring anaesthesia

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


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