Acute Pain Service

Inpatient Pain Services

Inpatient pain services at JHC are provided by the Acute Pain Service (APS) as part of the JHC Department of Anaesthesia.

The APS is comprised of a team of specialist pain and ward nurses, pain medicine physicians and anaesthetists, anaesthesia registrars and pharmacists.

The APS was established at JHC in 2007 to provide:

Postoperative pain management using advanced techniques including:

Epidural and spinal anaesthesia
Regional blockade and infusions
Patient controlled analgesia devices

Acute pain management for:

Preoperative pain control
Non surgical conditions
Obstetric labour pain


Consultation advice for chronic pain management problems.
There is provision for brief inpatient admissions for chronic or cancer pain management in selected cases.

The APS provides 24/7 onsite medical cover for all inpatients.