Acute Pain Management Service

The Acute Pain Management Service at The Prince Charles Hospital is managed by a team of anaesthetic doctors and clinical nurses. We provide pain management to post-operative patients and those experiencing acute exacerbation of pain from a medical condition.

What is acute pain?

Acute pain is a term used to describe pain that usually has an identifiable cause and a short duration (generally less than 2 to 6 months). For example, pain following a surgical procedure or a painful medical condition. Acute pain usually improves as healing takes place or a medical condition improves. Effective treatment of acute pain is a fundamental component of quality patient care.

Our services

The goal of our service is to provide effective and safe pain management for our patients by:

  • assessing, treating and managing pain
  • preventing and managing side effects and complications related to pain medication
  • monitoring patient outcomes
  • data collection and quality improvement
  • consulting and supporting nursing and medical staff
  • providing staff and patient education programs
  • closely collaborating with the surgical and/or medical teams involved in the patient’s overall acute care.

How to access this service

No external referrals are accepted for this service. You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by a clinician from The Prince Charles Hospital.

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Contact us

Location: Level 2, Building 10, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 5574
Open: 24/7

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.