Chest Pain Assessment Service (CPAS)

The Chest Pain Assessment Service provides a fast assessment of acute chest pain for those patients who have been identified in the emergency department (ED) as having intermediate risk for an acute coronary syndrome.

How to access this service

Admissions to this service are from emergency referral only.

What to bring

Staying overnight or longer
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Health Professionals

The Chest Pain Assessment Service (CPAS) unit was established more than 10 years ago as part of the National Demonstration Hospital Program. This program is considered the international gold-standard approach for chest pain evaluation in hospitals.

CPAS units improve patient-reported health, quality of life and satisfaction with care. Our unit is a 4-bed, 24/7 service facility, located with the Coronary Care Unit (CCU).

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Chest Pain Assessment Service
Location: Coronary Care Unit, Ground floor, Main Building, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4000