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  • Fiona Stanley Hospital is located in Murdoch, 15 kms south of the Perth CBD. The 783-bed hospital includes the 140-bed State rehabilitation service, a 30-bed purpose-built mental health unit and the State burns service.
  • Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is an 855-bed teaching hospital located on the northeastern edge of the CBD of Perth, Western Australia.
  • Handling over 76,000 admissions annually, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has 600 beds, and treats approximately 420,000 patients each year. As of 2012 some 5,500 staff are employed.
  • KEMH is part of the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) and cares for women of all ages and life stages and newborns. It is WA’s main public obstetric, gynaecology, perinatal mental health and neonatal hospital.
  • An anaesthetic technician is an allied healthcare worker who assists with the administration and monitoring of anaesthesia and has an extensive knowledge of anaesthesia techniques, instruments, supplies, and technology.
  • Anaesthetic technicians are involved with all aspects of the delivery of a patient's perioperative anaesthetic care, taking into account religious and cultural beliefs and respecting their right to medical privacy and dignity at all times.

Welcome to the AOTP

The Association of Operating Theatre Practitioners (formerly WA Society of Anaesthesia Techs.) was established in 1972 to unite Anaesthesia Technicians in WA. All members are required to abide by the AOTP Code of Ethics which have been promoted for the benefit of members and patients. Click to view or download the AOTP constitution.
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Committee Meetings 2016

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at2Monday 9th May 2016 - ANZCA Offices
Monday 13th June 2016 - ANZCA Offices
Monday 11th July 2016 - ANZCA Offices
Monday 8th August 2016 - ANZCA Offices
Monday 10th October 2016 - ANZCA Offices
Monday 12th December 2016 - ANZCA Offices

2017 committee meetings will be held at:
8 Coolgardie Terrace, Perth WA 6000


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aotpThe Association of Operating Theatre Practitioners (Inc.) is your LOCAL, (Perth-based) Western Australian Association, supporting local anaesthetia technicians, assistants to the anaesthetist and anaesthetic nurses.

The AOTP was formerly known as the WA Society of Anaesthesia Technicians (WASAT), and has been around since 1972; the name change came about in 2009, to more truly represent the changing face of the assistant to the anaesthetist, and to allow for a more diverse membership base. Membership is open to any health professional who has an interest in anaesthesia, and who wishes to expand their skills and knowledge through attendance at study days, conferences and skills workshops.


These events are provided free or at very low cost to AOTP members and are a great way to network. The AOTP also arrange to have medical companies at these events, who supply equipment for our members to try, answer questions and often these companies participate in skills workshops for our members to get 'hands-on' practice, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Attention all An-Techs/Nurses/Assistants

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aotp education day 2015Hi all, we recently had an education day at Bunbury which was very successful, as the temperature outside was 38 degrees +, it was a great air-conditioned place to be!!

We are now have access for our members to be able to access the talks on our website, but obviously this will be after the event, and you won’t be able to ask questions or use it for your continuing professional development (CPD). Any problems with the members portal please contact Secretary @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CPD will become more important in the future and you should ensure you have a portfolio with your attendance at education sessions included in it. Again for the future, we will try and put something on our website for our members giving guidance on putting your portfolio together for your performance appraisals.