Newcastle Anaesthesia & Perioperative Services (NAPS) was created in 2003 & is currently the largest & longest running group practice of Consultant Anaesthetic Doctors in the Hunter Region.

We created NAPS as we had a desire to centralise the activities of the business for our patients, once referred by their Surgeon for surgery. This allowed us to focus on what we see as the more important clinical aspects of providing perioperative care to the patient.

We feel it is important, & we are proud of, our physical space in Morehead Street, Lambton, allowing us to consult in person with our patients as necessary, before & potentially after their episode of anaesthetic care. It provides a comfortable place for our friendly secretarial staff to work both as the point of contact between us & our patients, should their circumstances change prior to a planned procedure, as well as to assist our patients to understand & negotiate the complexities of the Health Insurance Industry as it impacts anaesthetic care.

There is represented in NAPS a significant level of experience in all aspects of modern anaesthetic care, from looking after the smallest paediatric patients to the eldest of our ageing population & all those in between. Within our group we have Anaesthetic Doctors working across all surgical & procedural disciplines, providing safe & professional perioperative care to our patients, our surgeons & each other with advice & assistance at all times.

Beyond our work in the private hospitals surgical services across the region, the Anaesthetists in NAPS work regularly on elective lists & in on-call emergency surgery at all the public campuses of the Hunter New England Local Health Network, including the Calvary Mater Hospital at Waratah. We are involved in the training of future Anaesthetists through our College (ANZCA) processes. We represent Anaesthetic services on the Medical Advisory Committees of a number of the region’s private hospitals. We partake in Anaesthetic & Perioperative research activities & maintain the currency of our skills and knowledge both practically, within the scope of our daily practice, & through regular meetings & learning experiences both locally in Australia & overseas.

Overall the members of NAPS represent a group of motivated, skilled & experienced Anaesthetic Doctors who are ready to provide our patients with the best anaesthetic care possible.