Anaesthetic Services

The Anaesthetics Service leads and delivers the following services:

  • Critical/Intensive Care Services 
  • Acute and chronic pain services
  • Consultant and nurse led pre-assessment services
  • Anaesthetic support for all elective and emergency theatre, day surgery and day procedure sessions at Antrim Area Hospital, Causeway Hospital, Coleraine; Mid Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt and Whiteabbey Hospital.
  • Support for maternity services at Antrim Area and Causeway Hospitals.
  • Support for Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) at Holywell Hospital. Some ECT supported at Antrim and Causeway Hospitals. 
  • Support for paediatric CT scanning and radiology services at Antrim Area and Causeway sites
  • 24 hour anaesthetic emergency cover which includes supporting Accident and Emergency resuscitation.

Contact details

Clinical Director for Anaesthetics (Antrim)
Dr William Donaldson
Tel: 028 9442 4904

Clinical Director for Anaesthetics (Causeway)
Dr Geoff Wright
Tel: 028 7032 7032

General Manager Anaesthetics, Theatres and Critical Care (ATTC), Pauline McGaw.
Tel: 028 9442 4970 or email 

Lead Nurse for Anaesthetics, Kay Johnston
Tel: 028 9442 4142 or email

Page last updated:29 December 2014