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Children’s Acute Pain Service

What the service does
Who provides the service
Location of service
Useful links


What the service does

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.

Who provides the service

  • Anaesthetic consultants
  • Anaesthetic registrars
  • Acute pain nurse specialists

Location of service

The Children’s Hospital

Useful links

Royal College of Anaesthetists patient information leaflets

Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of GB and Ireland


Locations where this service is delivered