There are two obstetric theatres with a recovery area where staff are available 24 hours a day to assist with operative delivery and other surgical obstetric procedures. Your birth partner is welcome to accompany you into the operating theatre for caesarean section if this is undertaken under spinal anaesthetic, i.e. when you are awake for the procedure. There may be times when your birthing partner is asked to leave the operating theatre and wait in the delivery room until the procedure is complete. Anaesthetists are available 24 hours a day to provide women with epidural pain relief when in labour if required.