Acute Pain Service

The Anaesthetic Department operates a specialist lead, nurse co-ordinated acute pain service, throughout the hospital.


The aims of the service are;

  • Education
  • Protocol and Guideline development
  • Management of complex acute pain cases


Criteria for acceptance of referrals:

  • Post operative patients 
  • Trauma
  • Patients with complex acute pain



For Urgent Referrals:

• weekdays 0800-1630 please call Acute Pain Service cell phone 027 8099192

• After hours and weekends please phone the on call anaesthetist via switch/ operator.

For Semi-Urgent Referrals:

A medical practitioner can place a written internal referral in the patient's notes for the pain team to action.

Information Required:

As per internal referral form CRG/C/005

 Information for nurses and midwives caring for patients with epidural catheters - please refer to EDMS document 48404


16/11/2018 4:25 p.m.
Janet Arnet