DOR​CHE​STER ANAESTHETISTS



All our anaesthetists are hospital doctors at consultant level who hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, undergo annual appraisal and are revalidated by the General Medical Council.

All hold professional indemnity insurance and practice the latest evidence based techniques to provide you with the safest and most comfortable anaesthetic for your procedure.

Dorchester anaesthetists provide consultants to both the BMI Winterbourne and Harbour Hospital and also The Nuffield hospital in Bournemouth for all patients requiring anaesthetic services on each particular day. As such, you will not be able to choose your anaesthetist, but all of our anaesthetists are highly skilled and cover all surgical specialities to an exceptionally high standard.

Our Business Manager, where possible, will be in touch with you prior to your procedure.

We take pride in our work and in looking after you; maintaining a professional, considerate and accredited service.

Dr Andrew Ball BM DCH DRCOG FRCA FICM

Dr Ball qualified from the University of Southampton in 1986. He commenced anaesthetic training in Wessex in 1989 and spent a year as a visiting instructor in Paediatric Anaesthesia at the University of Michigan in 1994. He has worked as a Consultant in anaesthesia and critical care at DCH since 1997 and provides general and regional anaesthesia for all forms of surgery both at DCH and in the private sector.

Special interests in critical care and paediatric anaesthetics.

Dr Jonathan Chambers MBBS BSc FRCA

Dr Jonathan Chambers qualified from University College London School of Medicine. He undertook his anaesthetic and intensive care training through the Peninsula & Wessex Schools of Anaesthesia. He works as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Dorchester. His work includes general anaesthetic and sedation care for patients undergoing orthopaedic, general surgical, vascular and dental procedures. He is married with two children. Dr Chambers is the Regional Adviser for anaesthetic training in Wessex.

Dr Anthony Doyle BSc, MBBS, FRCA

Dr Duncan Farquhar-Thomson MBBS FRCA


Dr Russell Goodall BM BSc (Hons) FRCA FFPMRCA


Dr Goodall qualified from Southampton University School of Medicine in 2008. He undertook his anaesthetic and intensive care training through the Wessex School of Anaesthesia. He works as a Consultant Anaesthetist in Dorchester and has special interests in pain medicine, regional anaesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Dr Matthew Hough MBBS FRCA FRCP FFICM

Dr Hough trained at St Thomas Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1987.

Since that time he has undergone postgraduate training in general medicine prior to commencing anaesthetic training in Wessex. Further to working in the UK, he has extended his anaesthetic training both at the Princes Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA.

He has been a consultant anaesthetist in Dorchester since 1999 and provides comprehensive anaesthetic care for patients at both Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust and in the private sector.

Dr Richard Jee BM MRCP FRCA DICM FFICM

Dr Jee qualified from Southampton University School of Medicine in 1999. He undertook his anaesthetic and intensive care training through the Wessex School of Anaesthesia. He works as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist in Dorchester and is married with three children.

Dr Claire Joannides

Dr Joannides qualified from Southampton University School of Medicine in 2005. She commenced her anaesthetic training in the Bristol School of Anaesthesia before moving to East Midlands and Wessex School of Anaesthesia for her registrar training. She works as a Consultant Anaesthetist in Dorchester and has a particular interest in pre-operative assessment.

Dr Ian Mew MBBS MRCS FRCA


Dr Mark Pulletz MBBS BSc MRCP DCH FRCA


Dr David Quick MBBS FRCA

Dr Quick qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1990 and completed his anaesthetic training in and around London on the North West Thames rotation. He spent a year working in Auckland New Zealand before moving to West Dorset in 2001. He is currently clinical director for the anaesthetic department.

Dr Robert Swanton MBBS BSc FRCA


Dr Oliver Tweedie MBChB FRCA FFPMRCA

I have been a consultant anaesthetist for over 10 years. In addition to performing all General Anaesthesia, I have a special interest in Regional Anaesthesia. This means many procedures can be performed comfortably without having a general anaesthetic. A good example is a having your Hip or Knee replacement under a Spinal anaesthetic (also known as an Epidural). It also means your postoperative pain control will be of the highest quality whether you choose to be have a general anaesthetic or not. I also provide total intravenous general anaesthesia which can improve your postoperative recovery. Whatever type of anaesthetic you choose I will ensure you are comfortable and safe throughout your operation.