The initial focus was the management of acute post- operative pain. Due to the success of the pain service in managing acute post-operative pain & increased awareness of the pain service within the Trust.
There has been a year on year increase in demands for acute, chronic & complex pain assessments for surgical & non-surgical patients. This increased demand on the service has led to further developments in closer links with the palliative care and symptom support team, to ensure a multi-professional approach to support cancer patients at The Christie.
The appointment of a dedicated pain consultant has enabled us to further expand the range of services available to all Christie patients. The team can now provide a comprehensive cancer pain service for in & outpatients, expert advice to colleagues regarding the on-going management of acute, chronic & complex pain, follow up care for patients with on-going pain problems via consultant led ward rounds & outpatient clinics. The pain service is available to all Christie patients for further information or advice please contact the CCU/pain service secretary on 0161 446 8493.