The Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) have been promoting National Anaesthesia Day each year on October 16, the anniversary of the day ether anaesthetic was first demonstrated in 1846, in Boston, Massachusetts.
One of our anaesthetists Dr Bruce Christie celebrating the day.
I’m an anaesthetist in Ballarat, the main referral city for Western Victoria. I work in both the public and private health systems, and have a very varied workload across most surgical specialties, including a fair percentage of time working as an intensive care consultant. I graduated from medicine in 1997, and undertook specialty training in Victoria, New South Wales and Scotland. After becoming a specialist anaesthetist in 2006 I moved to Ballarat, where in addition to my anaesthetic practice, I have a busy winery, and a very active family.