• MBChB University of Cape Town
  • FCA (SA) College of Medicine of SA
  • DA (SA) College of Medicine of SA
  • DCH (SA) College of Medicine of SA

  • General anaesthesia except cardiac
  • Special interest in Paediatric anaesthesia except cardiac
  • Sedation anaesthesia for MRIs, CT scanning and ABRs

Dr. Lance Thompson


2 Sea View Road, Wynberg, 7800, Cape Town, South Africa

After graduating from the University of Cape Town, Dr Lance Thompson completed his internship at Edendale Hospital, KZN, and followed this with a year each as a Medical Officer in Paediatrics and Anaesthetics. He then spent time in both Paediatrics and Anaesthetics in Jersey, Channel Islands. Thereafter, he returned to South Africa to specialise in Anaesthetics: initially in Durban, and completing his registrar time in the UCT Department. Dr Thompson stayed on in the UCT department for 2 years as a Junior Consultant and then completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. His medical travels continued back to South Africa, and then to England, where he worked as a long term locum Anesthetics Consultant. He returned to South Africa in 2011, and joined Southern Anaesthetics in 2014.


  • HPCSA (Health Professionals Council of South Africa)
  • SASA (South African Society of Anaesthesiologist)
  • CMSA (College of Medicine of South Africa)
  • PCNS (Practice Code Numbering System)
  • GMC (General Medical Council - UK)
  • SASA Cape Western Branch Secretary 2018
  • Southern Anaesthetics Aug 2014
  • Southern Anaesthetics CME Co-ordinator/Executive Member

Current CPD Activities

  • HPCSA Compliant with Continuing Professional Development - last audit Jan 2020
  • BLS and ACLS Jan/Feb 2020
  • MPS Casebook, ACLS, PACSA, SASA Congress Ethics points target exceeded
  • Southern Anaesthetics Journal Club Meetings (Co-ordinator)
  • Southern Anaesthetics Annual CME Meetings (Co-ordinator)
  • SASA Cape Western Branch Update Meetings (6 monthly)
  • SASA Annual National Congress and Refresher Course 2018
  • PACSA Annual Congress 2018
  • Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Academic Meeting (attend twice monthly

Publications, Presentations, Academic Activities

  • Twice monthly sessions - in theatre registrar & student teaching Red Cross Hospital
  • Recent Part 2 FCA presentation Honorary Lecturer at UCT Dept of Anaesthesia
  • The Screaming Child in The Recovery Room (2016) Presentations at SASA CWB
  • Airway Workshop PACSA 2018 (faculty)
  • Paediatric Anaesthetic Topics Blaauwberg Hospital (2015)

Life Outside of Work

  • Keen runner, surfer and hiker and likes to spend quality time with his family.