Your Child & Anaesthesia

Having a child require anaesthesia and surgery can be a very stressful and anxious time for parents and family. Understandably, many parents are worried whether anaesthesia is safe in children and the possibility to any side effects on their child.

Below is some basic information to help you understand more about general anaesthesia and hopefully to reduce any anxiety that you or other family members may have. If you have any concerns we encourage you to ask questions when you meet your anaesthetist. A good idea is to write them down when you think of them so you don’t forget them when you do meet your anaesthetist.