Chronic Pain Management
The St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Department of Pain Medicine offers assessment, management services and programs for patients experiencing persisting pain. This includes post trauma, surgery and pain arising from chronic medical conditions.
Our services include consultation for hospital inpatients and a pain clinic for people living in the community. For rural and regional patients a tele-health service is also offered via referral from your primary care General Practitioner.
When pain continues to be experienced even after tissue has healed and the pain lasts for more than 3 months, this is called persistent or chronic pain.
- Director - A/Prof Steven Faux (Pain and Rehabilitation)
- Director of Pain Clinic - Prof Milton Cohen (Pain and Rheumatologist)
- Dr Clive Sun – (Pain and Rehabilitation)
- A/Prof Tony Richardson – (Psychiatrist)
- Dr Martine O’Neill - (Pain and Anaesthetist)
- Jacqueline Jensen - Clinical Nurse Consultant
- Dr Regina Schultz – Clinical and Neuro Psychologist
- Tania Gardner – Physiotherapist
- Mandy Lau – Physiotherapist
St Vincent’s Hospital Pain Clinic
St Vincent’s Hospital Pain Clinic provides pain assessment and management services and programs for people living with chronic pain. A referral is required from a medical practitioner to the pain clinic once investigations have been completed and acute medical issues have been addressed.
St Vincent’s Hospital
Ambulatory Care, Xavier Building Level 3
390 Victoria Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Clinic is held Fridays (except on public holidays)
Morning session 9 am to 12. 30 pm
Afternoon session 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Useful Links for Health Professionals, Patients and Carers:
NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation's Pain Network. www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chronic-pain
Chronic Pain Australia www.chronicpainaustralia.org.au
Australian Pain Management Association www.painmanagement.org.au
Pain Australia www.painaustralia.org.au