South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix


PAPAYA (PAediatric unPlanned dAYcase Admissions)


SWARM are supporting the Paediatric Anaesthetic Trainees Research Network (PATRN) to look at unplanned admissions after paediatric daycase surgery.

There is very little current data available in the literature regarding this topic and certainly no national paediatric figures against which centres can compare themselves. We believe this project will provide invaluable data for centres to use as a basis for quality improvement projects and service provision planning.

The project was delivered in two parts:

1. An initial retrospective review of annual figures.

2. A second period of prospective data collection over a period of time informed by the retrospective numbers.


Truro               Anna Ratcliffe and Stuart Maxwell

Derriford         Clare Attwood

Taunton           Stuart Frankland

Exeter              Emily Hatton-Wyatt

Barnstaple      Nick Stafford

Torbay             William Hare

Data collection was completed in 2017 - .awaiting results.

An abstract was submitted to the APAGBI ASM on 7th-9th June 2017.