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Anaesthetics at the William Harvey Hospital

Dr Christina Schneider-Smith

The William Harvey Hospital is part of EKHUFT and is the largest of its three sites. Our hospital is located on the outskirts of Ashford and within close proximity of the M20. 

Our anaesthetic department includes 28 general consultants, 9 ICU consultants, one locum consultant, 5 associate specialists and up to 24 trainees of varying career stages at any given time. 

Daily work offers interesting and challenging lists such as head & neck and max-fax surgery with opportunities for awake/asleep fibre-optic intubations and major colorectal surgery, as well as a high turnover obstetric unit. There are excellent opportunities for high fidelity simulation, and our weekly protected tutorial sessions are mapped against the curriculum.

Although on-calls are generally busy, anaesthetic trainees are well supported with consultant cover on site until at least the late evening. During on-calls there are ample opportunities to be exposed to major trauma cases and high risk general, cardiac and obstetric cases. 

Ashford itself is a small town, which boasts the high speed railway link to London and the seaside nearby, with beautiful sandy beaches and opportunities for surfing, diving and cycling. With being 10 minutes away from the Channel Tunnel there is the chance of having dinner in France! 

Our department is a very social one and we enjoy each other's company on multiple occasions throughout the year including our annual Christmas and Summer Barbecue parties to which all junior anaesthetists and their partners are invited. 

Dr Tina Schneider-Smith, College Tutor, William Harvey Hospital 

The department is very friendly and enthusiastic; it is a lovely place to work.
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Key contacts at the William Harvey Hospital

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Dr Marcus Fletcher 

Anaesthetics Clinical Lead, WHH

Email: marcus.fletcher@nhs.net 

Dr Christina Schneider-Smith
Dr Tina Schneider-Smith

WHH College Tutor

Email: cschneider-smith@nhs.net 

Sharon Moses
Sharon Moses

Anaesthetic Administrator WHH

Email: sharonmoses@nhs.net