How do I get an appointment?
Our acute pain service treats children who are staying at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Once a referral has been made, a member of the acute pain team will visit your child on the ward they are staying on as soon as possible.
During your appointment
Your child will be seen by a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) if the referral was made between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours an anaesthetist or senior hospital nurse will visit your child.
At the appointment, we'll talk to both you and your child about the pain they are experiencing and we'll assess their pain. We'll also talk to your child's ward nurse and doctors or surgeon if they have had a procedure.
We'll also look at your child's blood pressure, pulse, breathing and temperature as well as their medicine prescription.
Once we've assessed your child, we'll create a plan for treating their pain which may include changing or adding pain relief medications.
After your appointment
A CNS will visit your child every weekday morning to check on them. We'll also revisit your child if you or the team caring for your child ask us to.
If your child continues to experience severe pain, please let a member of staff know so that we can help your child as quickly as possible.