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Acute Pain Service

About the Department

The Acute Pain Service (APS) was formed in 1992 to provide advanced analgesic techniques to all patients within the RUH.

The APS includes the following personnel:

  • Dr Richard Edwards , Lead Clinician APS
  • CN Bill Palastre & Sister Mary Bowes , Acute Pain Specialists
  • Fiona Pietersen , Lead Pharmacist
  • 2nd On-Call Anaesthetist evenings & weekends
  • Recovery Nurses
  • Weekend ward rounds and out of hours APS referrals
  • Night Sisters after 21:00 hrs



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