Acute Pain Service

The Anaesthetic Department operates a specialist lead, nurse co-ordinated acute pain service, throughout the hospital. Pictured here are Karla Mansen (left) and Ganying Song.


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


Referring patients to the ACUTE pain service:

Working hours- Phone the Acute Pain Clinical Nurse Specialists direct to refer patients via their Cellphone on 027 809 9192 ( 0830 – 1600)

After hours– please email the PAINNURSES  with patient information and details and we will review the next day.

For urgent overnight review – please call the on call anaesthetist via switchboard.

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


15/07/2021 3:40 p.m.
Shan Tapsell