Who can get referred?

  • Any patient with persistent pain that is seriously interfering with their life

    This may result in loss of job, social status, mobility, psychological or physical health

  • Any patient who is committed to actively managing their own pain

    Ownership of the person’s pain is central to moving forward.  As with other strategies, patients cannot be forced or pushed into a Pain Service treatment plan.

    Importantly managing the pain is an active process.  Its not what the Pain Services can do for the patient, but more supporting the individual take control of their lives despite ongoing pain.