Anaesthesia is a loss of consciousness that is brought about by liquid or gas anaesthetic drugs to ensure you are unaware of surgery taking place. The anaesthetics department at the Royal Free London is responsible for anaesthetic services across our 35 operating theatres at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.

Alongside our three hospitals, our anaesthetists provide support for two day surgery theatres at Edgware Community Hospital, and for some procedures at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. 

Our anaesthetics team is also responsible for the provision of pain relief before, during and after surgical procedures and is closely involved in all aspects of resuscitation of very ill and severely injured patients.


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  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    EN5 3DJ

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8216 5296       

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway
    EN2 8JL 

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8375 1040

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Burnt Oak Broadway
    HA8 0AD

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 3758 2000

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7794 0500 x 36503

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