Pain Management

All patients at Northfield Hospital have a right to pain management. We’ll work with you and your family to manage your pain. We believe that managing your pain is an important part of your care.

As a patient, you can expect:

  • ƒ information about pain and measures for relief of pain.
  • ƒ a concerned staff, committed to the prevention and management of pain.
  • ƒ health professionals who respond quickly to reports of pain.

As a patient, we expect that you will:

  • ƒ ask your doctor or nurse what to expect regarding your pain and the management of your pain.
  • ƒ discuss with your doctor or nurse the options for relief of your pain.
  • ƒ work with your doctor and nurse to develop a plan for management of your pain.
  • ƒ ask for pain relief when your pain first begins.
  • ƒ help the doctor and nurse to measure your pain.
  • ƒ tell the doctor or nurse if your pain has not been relieved.

More information about pain and effective pain management is available here (pdf format).