General Health Services

Pain Management Unit


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About Us

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.

Quick Facts About The Region

Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management Unit is located in the suburbs of Mawson and Woden Valley, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.