Anaesthesia and Critical Care

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Wellkin Hospital is a unique offering in the private health sector of Mauritius, catering to a wide range of medical requirements on a 24/7 basis.

The department focuses mainly on the provision of anesthesia and critical care services and is staffed by consultant anaesthesiologists with more than 80 years’ collective experience both in Mauritius and internationally. The team provides anaesthesia services for patients, from neonates to the elderly, for numerous medical and surgical procedures.

The Intensive Care Unit is under the management of this department, which also runs the intra-hospital Medical Emergency Response team. It is equipped with the latest life support equipment and experienced staff and provides for all types of critical care support.

The team also provides specialised anaesthesia services, including 24/7 labour analgesia, ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia, acute and chronic pain management, fibre optic intubations, differential lung ventilation, permanent dialysis catheter insertion, anaesthesia in remote locations (MRI, CT scan, cardiac cath lab, endoscopy suite, fluoroscopy suite), etc.

The department is also directly responsible for coordinating multiple critical medical services including :

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Basic and Advanced Life Support training
  • Critical Care transfers
  • DVT Prophylaxis programme
  • Labour Analgesia services
  • Pain Management programme


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