The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine provides a full range of anaesthetic and perioperative services at Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Williamstown Hospital and Sunbury Day Hospital. There are 18 operating theatres, 4 procedure rooms and additional anaesthetizing locations. The Department comprises 30 staff anaesthetists, 11 visiting anaesthetists, 2 provisional fellows, 25 registrars, 2 HMOS and one intern working across these sites. In addition there are three pain management nurse specialists, a research nurse and two administrative support staff. Senior staff are engaged in leadership positions within the health service, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Victorian Anaesthesia Training Scheme (VATS).
Education and Training