Organization of Obstetric Services

  • R. Alexander
  • A. Saxena
Conference paper


The aims of the obstetric anaesthetic service are:
  • • To provide the highest quality analgesia and anaesthesia to mothers before, during and after the delivery of their baby.

  • • To support and advise mothers, midwives and obstetricians antenatally and to contribute to the planning of care for high risk cases.

  • • To assist with the management of mothers requiring urgent medical treatment including resuscitation and high dependency and intensive care and to arrange for transfer of very sick patients with special needs to an appropriate centre.


Epidural Analgesia Caesarean Section Rate Maternity Unit Obstetric Anaesthesia Labour Ward 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Alexander
    • 1
  • A. Saxena
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaestheticsWorcestershire Royal HospitalWorcesterUK

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