When faced with the need for operation, the fear of pain is the major concern for majority of patients. But at MSH, most of our patients have been pleasantly surprised that they remained pain free following their operation. Our anaesthetists are highly skilled in providing local, general and regional (spinal and epidural) anaesthesia for our patients. We have excellent safety anaesthetic records. Our patients have particularly come to appreciate the skills of our anaesthetists in providing epidural/ spinal anaesthesia which keep them awake and pain free during and after their operations. They are able to return to full function in a short time without the side effects of general anaesthesia.