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Children's Pain Service

​KKH Children’s Pain Service is a team of dedicated anaesthetists and nurses who are passionate about making your child’s hospital experience as pain-free and stress-free as possible. We provide individualised care that caters to each child’s unique needs, through our 24/7 acute pain service, children’s pain clinics and procedural pain champions. Be it immediate post-operative pain, or deeper and more complex pain issues, we have the knowledge, expertise and empathy to help you and your child.

Management of Acute Pain

Acute pain may arise from injury, painful diseases, or as a result of surgery. Poorly controlled pain can be debilitating and distressing to both your child and yourself. When needed, referrals are made to the Children’s Pain Service to optimise analgesia. We provide advance pain management modalities such as Patient-controlled Analgesia (PCA), epidural services or nerve blocks for pain management, and a dedicated pain team will review the patients daily through a service that is available round the clock.

Management of Chronic / Complex Pain

The Children’s Pain Service also runs the Children’s Pain Clinic. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurse clinicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists employ a holistic approach to the management of different chronic and complex pain conditions. Upon first consultation with the physician, a preliminary diagnosis may be formed, and a tailored plan of management formulated. Further investigations may be needed to delineate the problem, and both medications and physical therapy may be prescribed to relieve pain and accelerate healing. As part of the holistic nature of your treatment, our psychologists will teach you and your child cognitive behavioural techniques that alleviate pain. Chronic pain is a genuine issue. If you believe your child is suffering from it, ask your doctor for a referral to the Children’s Pain Service.

Management of Procedural Pain

Many procedures such as blood-taking or dressing changes are painful and thus frightening for children. We endeavour to mitigate these discomforts by providing peri-procedural analgesia, sedation or anesthesia as necessary. Our service also works closely with multiple disciplines to establish protocols and workflows that reduces discomfort from your child's hospital experience. Together we strive for a pain-free strain-free environment.