Diagnosis and treatment

You can be referred to the acute pain team by staff on your ward such as a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist.

We might advise several different treatment options, including:

  • epidurals
  • patient-controlled analgesia (painkillers)
  • diversionary therapy including television or toys for children, music or massage.

Our acute pain nurse specialists can also advise medical staff on different drugs or different drug combinations that might help you.

We're also on hand to monitor you if you've been under anaesthetic for surgery, giving appropriate levels of pain relief to keep you comfortable.