Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management Unit

This department provides comprehensive Anaesthesia and Pain Management services that cover all surgical specialties including Cardiac and Neuro-Anaesthesia.  Services are provided to 13 theatres and assist with approximately 13, 000 emergency and elective surgical cases per year.

We maintain strong links with the Pre-Admission Clinic which conducts pre-operative assessment of surgical patients as part of the multidisciplinary team.  As well as the Chronic Pain Service.

Our 12 Registrar’s and  Provisional Fellows have fully accredited positions and we enjoy a close affiliation with the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School.

Contact

Administrative Officer                                    6244 3245

Clinical Director                                 

 

Postal Address:

Dept of Anaesthesia & Pain Management

PO Box 11

WODEN ACT 2606

Pain Management Unit

The Acute Pain Service (AOS) is Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) inpatient service for post-operative pain management.

This service is managed by a multidisciplinary team that provide consultant services across the campus covering all inpatient clinical areas.

Studies have shown that if acute pain is not appropriately managed and expeditiously treated, then a small percentage may develop chronic (persistent) pain.

The Chronic Pain Service

Chronic Pain is identified by pain that persists for more than 3 months following its onset and is referred to as chronic or persistent pain.

Chronic Pain affects all aspects of a persons life, and this service aims to reduce the impact through a multidisciplinary approach.  Research has shown that this approach is an effective way of assisting patients to manage chronic pain.

Contact

Administrative Officer                         02 624 43055

Clinical Nurse Consultant                   02 624 43011

Clinical Director                                 

Fax                                                      02 624 43657

Email                                                   painmanagementunit@act.gov.au

 

Postal Address:

Pain Management Unit

PO Box 11

WODEN ACT 2606