MJ Medical

The future of anaesthetic rooms


By Nathaniel Hobbs, MJ Medical Director

The recent influence of leading American architects on UK healthcare facility design has stimulated debate on whether there should be separate anaesthetic rooms, as is current practice in the UK, or whether anaesthesia should be undertaken within the operating theatre itself.

Our research explores the full range of diverse issues affecting if the anaesthetic room still provides the best environment to practice anaesthetic induction, or whether its time anaesthetic rooms should be omitted in future hospital design.

The conclusion of our research showed that there were clear patient benefits to having separate anaesthetic rooms as well as overwhelming evidence that it achieves improved efficiency within the operating theatre itself.

For a copy of the full research paper, please contact nathaniel.hobbs@mjmedical.com.