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We have a dedicated team of experienced obstetric anaesthetists offering care during labour.

This includes a 24-hour low-dose epidural service. The epidurals are patient-controlled, allowing you to control the amount of pain relief you require.

We aim to attend as soon as possible however we sometimes have to prioritise emergencies, so there may be a small delay.

If an anaesthetist is not immediately available, we can offer you other forms of pain relief until they are free to come to you.

Anaesthetic procedure for emergency epidural in labour

Anaesthetic procedure for elective caesarean section (C section)

Last reviewed:04 July 2023