PS04 Statement on the Post-anaesthesia Care Unit - Tasmania


You will need to comply with this statement if you intend to provide a post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) at a private hospital or day-procedure centre. A PACU, or recovery unit, is an area of a private hospital or day-procedure centre that allows for the care and / or observation of post-anaesthesia patients.

The purpose of this statement is to:

  • assist healthcare facilities to provide PACUs that are designed, equipped, and staffed to deliver safe patient care
  • inform clinicians of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists's expectations for PACUs.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Health Service Establishments Act 2006 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Health Service Establishments Regulations 2011 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Health

Regulation, Licensing and Accreditation Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Regulation, Licensing and Accreditation Unit

Department of Health

Mailing address: GPO BOX 125
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 3856
Website: Private Health Establishments Regulation and Licensing (Opens in new window)