Statement on the Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit - Tasmania


You will need to comply with these statement if you intend to provide a post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) at a private healthcare facility or if you are a registered healthcare practitioner providing anaesthesia or sedation at a private healthcare facility. A PACU, or recovery unit, are areas of a healthcare facility that allow 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 ANZCA's expectations for PACUs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

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

Private Health Regulation

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:


Private Health Regulation

Department of Health

Mailing address: GPO BOX 125
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 3853
Website: Private Health Establishments Regulation and Licensing (Opens in new window)