Anaesthetists’ professional knowledge, skills and experience enable them to use their expertise in many areas of the hospital. Anaesthetists play a pivotal role in managing multiple injury trauma patients, stabilising them before they go through to the operating theatres.
Dr Botros Fahmy – Chronic pain; Clinical Lead
Dr Jonathan Wilson- Associate Medical Director
Dr Suet Lua – Vascular anaesthetist
Dr David Liu – Obstetric anaesthetist
Dr John McNamara – Critical Care consultant
Dr David Niblett – Director Critical Care
Dr Maciej Ryszka – Critical Care consultant
Dr Ravi Shankar – Vascular anaesthetist
Dr Jeremy Sizer – Critical Care consultant
Dr Sarah Snape – Critical Care consultant
Dr Abhay Vaidya- Critical Care consultant; College Tutor
Dr Y Latoo – Obstetric anaesthetist
Dr Peter Knowlden- Obstetric anaesthetist
Dr Anwar Rashid- Obstetric Lead
Dr Pallab Rudra- Obstetric anaesthetist, Rota maker
Dr Shrinivas Jakkula- Critical Care consultant
Dr Gagan Kohli- Obstetric anaesthetist
Dr Tazeen Fatima- Obstetric anaesthetist
ES and college tutor
Dr Anwar Rashid is a college tutor for anaesthetics. Drs. Rudra, Snape, Gagan Kohli and Maciej Ryszka are educational supervisors for core and specialty trainees.
Bedford Hospital is a referral centre for major vascular procedures. It gives an excellent opportunity to learn fundamental and advanced skills in vascular anaesthesia. The department also provides service such as CPEX( Cardio pulmonary Exercise Testing).
Provides care for acutely ill patients needing organ support. Also runs a consultant lead outreach service for the hospital.
Critical care is a consultant lead closed unit with various facilities such as invasive haemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation and bedside dialysis.
Junior staffing and rota
Currently we have 27 anaesthetists who participate on call rota, of which 12 are deanery approved trainees. We have a three tier system of on call to cover general anaesthetics, obstetrics and critical care.
A rota is published a week in advance. Junior working hours are monitored regularly to make rota EWTD compliant. We encourage trainee doctors to participate in drawing up the rota.
There are regular teaching activities in the department led by a named consultant. Trainees participate in case presentations and journal club presentations.