Children’s Acute Pain Service
We provide 24 hour support and advice for all Children’s Hospital inpatients who are suffering acute pain.
Every child with an advanced pain relief plan receives a daily review. Any child that needs specialist support will be reviewed on request.
The support we provide includes:
- advice on how to manage oral painkillers
- local anaesthetic techniques
We consider every child’s individual needs and look at how their current condition affects their wellbeing. This allows us to put together a personal plan for each child.
We also provide support for some painful procedures such as lumbar puncture.
- Anaesthetic consultants
- Anaesthetic registrars
- Acute pain nurse specialists
Royal College of Anaesthetists patient information leaflets
Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of GB and Ireland