Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Jørgen Fisker

Head of department Chief medical officer

Tel.: +45 6541 1556


Susanne Sebens Hald

Head of department Head Nurse 

Tel.: +45 6541 2588

Palle Toft

Head of research Professor, DMSc, Consultant

Tel.: +45 6541 3947

Core Tasks


Anaesthesia for operations and diagnostic examinations

The recovery section receives patients from all surgery wards at Odense University Hospital

The intensive care section receives critically ill patients from all specialist areas

The emergency paramedic ambulance provides pre-hospital help for acute situations, in which the patient has been assessed to need immediate help

The centre for pain management treats patients with non-malignant chronic pain conditions





The Department trains a large number of registered anaesthetic nurses, recovery-room

nurses, registered intensive care nurses, and medical specialists in anaesthesiology.

Teaching for student nurses, paramedics and medical students are also offered by

the Department.






Research Areas

Clinical anaesthesia and recovery

Perianaesthesia care

Intensive care medicine

Pain treatment

Topics within anaesthesia, including paediatric anaesthesia

Chronic respiratory insufficiency

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Pain therapy


Further information is avaliable at the website of the University of Southern Denmark:

Research Unit Anaestesiology and Intensive Care

Key figures

Anaesthesia services 2014 34,962
Intensive care 2014 5,281
Recovery 2014 21,365
Emergency Paramedic Ambulance Activity 2014 4,700
SMEC - Pain Management Centre 2014 10,078
Other consultations 2014 11,314