The department is particularly known for its contribution to pain management of children following surgery, and pain management of children with cancer and blood diseases.​

This function is managed by a pain nurse with specialist training together with a group of experienced physicians.

The department is one out of four anaesthesia and surgery units with an acute function for newborns with congenital abnormalities, children with cancer and blood diseases, as well as young children with general surgical disorders.

The department also provides anaesthetic and surgical services to the following patient groups:

  • Women’s diseases (gynaecology and obsterics)
  • Births
  • Cancer diseases (in children)
  • Blood diseases
  • Paediatric surgery and medical children’s diseases

In addition, the department carries out a number of other assignments such as pain treatment and application of various catheters, necessary in the treatment of patients with cancer diseases.​

Us in numbers

​We are

  • 11 physicians, of whom 6 are in training as specialists in anaesthesiology
  • 19 anaesthesiology nurses
  • 1 pain nurse
  • 2 anaesthesiology nurse course participants
  • 2 nursing aides
  • 35 operating nurses and a secretary

We perform annually

  • Approx. 7,000 anaesthesias in total, divided into:
  • Approx. 2,200 child anaesthesias
  • Approx. 2,300 anaesthesias for gynaecological procedures
  • 1,350 anaesthesias for obstetrical patients, including about 1,200 Caesare​an sections
  • Approx. 1,400 birth epidurals
  • Approx. 700 anaesthesias for oncological gynaecology​​

Application of various central vein catheters, about 1,400/year in total. 

We work in

  • 9 operating theatres

Activities outside the surgical ward include assistance for

  • ​CT scans
  • X-ray examinations
  • Birth epidurals
  • IV access etc.​​


​Postgradudate training

Medical specialist training in anaesthesiology
The department carries out extensive postgraduate training activities, with six physicians who are reserved for training of medical specialists in anaesthesiology.

Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI)
The department also very active in the inter-Nordic Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) education. The results accomplished by the department have contributed to the Juliane Marie Centre being approved as provider of the EPLS course (European Paediatric Life Support) in Denmark.​​

Conditions and treatments

The department assists in operation and anaesthesia of: 

  • Children who are primarily admitted for urological and gastrointestinal surgical procedures, congenital abnormalities and haematological/oncologistical diagnostics and treatment of children. 
  • Women who are admitted for gynaecological procedures, particularly ovary cancer and other gynaecological cancer diseases and endometriosis. 
  • Women in labour, women in need of Caesare​an sections and other operations in connection with giving birth.
  • Oncological and haematological patients (children and adults) for application of permanent intravenous access, diagnostics and treatment.
  • Anaesthetic service for the radiotherapy department, the X-ray and clinical physiology department. 
The department has a special Unit for Pain in Children and it works specifically with pain treatment of children and assists in pain-related procedures involving children. Read more about this (in Danish)​​​.

Mona Tarpgaard
Head of Department, Consultant
Section 4013

Tel: +45 35 45 17 45​

Karin Lornsen Jakobsen
Head Nurse, Section 4013

Tel: +45 35 45 40 13

Department of Anaesthesiology at the Juliane Marie Centre
Section 4013 & 4014

Entrance 4, 1st floor
Juliane Maries Vej 8
DK-2100 Copenhagen OE

Tel: +45 35 45 40 13
​Fax: +45 35 45 45 25​​