The Department of Anaesthesia, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe was established in July 2006, with the coming back of the pioneer Consultant Anaesthetist and Head of Department Prof. Sadiq Adamu.
However, prior to this the Anaesthesia service was solely administered by the Nurse Anaesthetists, under Anaesthesia Unit of Nursing Services Department. From the time of the establishment of the department to date, it has witnessed tremendous progress of achievement in both staffing and equipment.
The department has five Consultants, Resident doctors, Nurse Anaesthetists, Anaesthetic Technicians and other supporting staff. We have also progressed judged by the clinical services we render such as general Anaesthesia, Spinal Anaesthesia, Epidural anaesthesia/ analgesia in labour, Other regional blocks, Pain management, Resuscitation/emergency services and intensive care management. We have also been involved in training of resident doctors from other departments like Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Casualty officers as part of their minimum requirement for postgraduate residency training. The department is also involved in training the hospital staff on Basic Life Support.