The Inpatient Pain Service coordinates the management of patients with acute, complex and persistent pain.
Pain is complex and often requires a multidisciplinary approach to treat it effectively.
We work with other departments including Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Pyschology to develop pain management plans for our patients.
Our service aims to empower patients to take control of their pain using a range of approaches, including medication, psychological therapies and other approaches.
Approximately 2000 postoperative patients are referred to this service annually. In addition referral of any inpatients with complex pain problems is encouraged.
For further information please contact:
Inpatient Pain Service
Ph 03 9496 3485
Each day a Pain Service team of medical and nursing staff review and manage pain for all inpatients that are referred to our service including the following:
The team is often accompainied by a pain specialist and pharmacist, who are also available to assist with development of a pain management plan.
The Pain Service also provides a resource to all units throughout the hospital who ask for advice and guidance to manage pain.