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Anaesthetics and Critical Care

Anaesthetics is the medical specialty that provides anaesthesia for a variety of surgical operations and procedures. Anaesthetists, along with nursing and support staff, also run Critical Care, which includes the Intensive Therapy Unit and the High Dependency Unit.

Bedford Hospital

Our professional knowledge, skills and experience enable us to use our expertise in many areas of the hospital. Anaesthetists play a pivotal role in managing multiply injured trauma patients, stabilising them before they go through to the operating theatres. Patients with head injuries may require transfer to a tertiary centre and we provide a safe transfer service.

At Bedford Hospital, a significant proportion of surgical patients are being treated as day cases at present: we provide anaesthesia for these patients so that they are fit and ready to go home in a short timeframe.

We also provide a comprehensive pain relief service for patients. We provide outpatient clinics for patients with chronic pain conditions and interventional procedures such as facet joint injections for back pain. We are also working towards providing a consultant-led preoperative assessment clinic.

Our anaesthetists will listen to your concerns, cater for your individual needs and explain clearly what is going to happen at every stage of your operations.

Our Services

We provide a comprehensive anaesthetic service for all types of surgery available in Bedford Hospital. Outside the operating theatres we also provide our expertise in other areas of the hospital such as the critical care complex, delivery suite and chronic pain clinic. We also prepare patients for surgery by providing thorough pre-operative assessments.

Cancelling or Changing an Appointment for a Pre-operative Assessment

Our anaesthetic departmental secretary will assist you with cancelling or rescheduling your pre-operative appointment. She can be contacted on
01234 355 122 
on ext. 2359.

If you need to change your admission date you should contact the main hospital switchboard.


DrDavidLiu Consultant
DrDavidNiblett Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia
DrAnwarRashid Consultant Anaesthetist
DrMaciejRyszka Consultant
DrRaviShankar Consultant in Anaesthesia
DrSarahSnape Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
DrJose L.Soriano Consultant in Anaesthesia
Dr Ana Vochin Locum Consultant
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The L&D Anaesthetics and Critical Care team perform an essential role at this multi-disciplinary hospital.

There are twelve operating theatres in the hospital and each year we perform over 17,000 surgical operations.

The L&D is also a centre for some specialist surgery and we anaesthetise patients for Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. Anaesthetists play an important role in the Obstetric Service, including providing pain relief in labour and anaesthesia for caesarean sections.


Dr Anamika Agrawal Consultant Anaesthetist
DrIoannaAndrone Consultant Anaesthetist
DrMojoyinola Brackin Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr G Brescia Consultant Anaesthetist
DrJennyBrooke Consultant Anaesthetist
DrSteveBrosnan Consultant Anaesthetist
DrPremendra Fernando Consultant Anaesthetist
DrIstvanFoldi  Consultant Anaesthetist
DrKatie Gough Consultant Anaesthetist
DrGlyn Harrison Consultant Anaesthetist
DrMarcusHickson Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Payal Kajekar Consultant Anaesthetist
DrPritiKamath Consultant Anaesthetist
DrEvaLang Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr York-Mui Liu Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Sriskandarajah Logarajah Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Adrian Lopez Pradere Consultant Anaesthetist
DrCorinna Matt Consultant Anaesthetist
DrCharlotteMoss Consultant Anaesthetist
DrNofilMulla Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Harriet Nicholls Consultant Anaesthetist
DrMark Patten Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Telge (Malathie)Peiris Consultant Anaesthetist
DrMehdi Raza Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Vinay Reddy Consultant Anaesthetist
DrAngusRivers Consultant Anaesthetist
DrDebbieShaw Consultant Anaesthetist
DrPushparaj Shetty Consultant Anaesthetist
DrKannan Sivagnanam Consultant Anaesthetist
DrFrancesSpears Consultant Anaesthetist
DrLokuWarnapura Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr S Weerasuriya Consultant Anaesthetist
DrRobinWhite Consultant Anaesthetic
Dr SuhailZaidi Consultant Anaesthetist
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