Anesthesiology and Intensive MedicineAnesthesiology and Intensive Medicine
Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine
Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine
Our objective is for your recovery phase after surgery in our recovery room to be a positive experience.
To this aim, several professionals work closely together to optimise your personal treatment experience. For further information on your stay in the recovery room, please consult the respective sections!


Evangelisches Krankenhaus

Hans-Sachs-Gasse 10 - 12, A-1180 Wien

Recovery room and intensive care unit:

Tel.: +43/1/404 22 - 4040 

Anesthesiology support:

Tel.: +43/1/404 22 - 4042 

Fax: +43/1/404 22 - 4036

Your stay in the recovery room

The recovery room is located on the first attic floor. It can accommodate up to 14 patients after their surgery. It is furnished according to the current regulations concerning intensive care units. This way, we are well equipped to deal with all eventualities.

In principle, patients only remain in the recovery room for a certain time (for example until the anaesthesia has worn off).

Should you require “intensive” care for a longer period of time, you can also stay overnight. In this case, we will naturally strive to provide you with all you need for your daily use. You can naturally also make phone calls or use our free Wi-Fi while you are staying with us.

Our goal at the Evangelical Hospital is to operate using as little blood as necessary. During surgery, the blood from the operating area is collected, reprocessed by machine and returned the patient (= autologous transfusion). This is a very gentle procedure which allows us to perform considerably fewer blood transfusions using donor blood. Blood processing by machine is carried out in the recovery room.

Our nursing team is specially trained for taking care of and monitoring patients after a surgery. Our employees in the recovery room further improve their skills by undertaking training on topics like pain, cardiac codes, and aromatherapy, as well as on current issues in evidence-based care and medicine.

We monitor your recovery phase in a professional manner and make sure that your experience in the recovery room is positive.

Our pain management

Pain management starts with the first contact. We recommend having a comprehensive discussion with the anaesthetist in our pre-anaesthesia outpatient clinic to get to know each other and learn about the planned surgery as well as explain to you the options for the possible types of anaesthesia that may used in your case. We will ask you important information on your medical history, allergies and intolerances, diseases and previous surgeries. Other important information that help us offer you optimal care include information on any medication and nutritional supplements taken daily, any existing (chronic) pain, previous experience with types of anaesthesia and pain therapies.

Pain scale

We present you to the pain scale we use to better evaluate the intensity of pain. This allows you to better describe and tell us about the pain you are feeling. You tell us your current pain level on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 = no pain, 10 = the most intense pain imaginable). Decide for yourself if and when you wish to receive pain therapy. We are happy to inform you at any time and provide you with the pain therapy prescribed for you by the anaesthetist. The risk of developing a dependency to opioids is vanishingly low with adequate therapy.

We take care of you

Our patients’ well-being after surgery is very important to us. We also offer you non-pharmaceutical options such as pre-warmed beds, hot air blankets, cool packs, painless lying positions. You can also listen to music. Your relatives can also visit you briefly in special cases after consulting the nursing staff. Since June 2017, we have been offering aromatherapy products for relaxation, alleviating pain, nausea, and headache, or simply to help feel better. Our most popular product is our lavender oil.

Important information for after surgery

After a joint replacement, we start mobilising some patients in the recovery room in cooperation with our physical therapy.

For medical reasons, some patients must remain in the recovery room overnight for monitoring. They are taken care of round-the-clock and their pulse, blood pressure and oxygen saturation is monitored constantly.

They are transferred back to the ward after the prescribed period and if their circulatory status is stable, pain is below a satisfactory threshold and they feel fine. Our staff is at your disposal at any time to answer your questions. Your feedback helps us improve our service.