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' 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

Task Business Structure Resources Important
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Act(s) name

Health Service Establishments Act 2006 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Health

Regulation, Licensing and Accreditation Unit

Contact details

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