Pain Management Unit

"We aim to provide comprehensive, evidence-based strategies for the management of all types of chronic (persistent) pain."

 

Simply obtain a medical referral from your GP or Specialist to St. George Hospital Pain Management Unit (please include all your contact details: Name, birthdate, address, phone number/s and email address) 

Forward via post to:  

St. George Hospital Pain Management Unit 
Banksia Building 
Gray St 
Kogarah NSW 2217   

Or via FAX on  (02) 9113 3938 
or Email to: SESLHD-STGPain@health.nsw.gov.au 

We shall process your referral and contact you to complete a pain questionnaire (to better help us understand and manage your pain). 

Once the questionnaire has been submitted to us we shall liaise with you with the appointment details.

ACI Pain Website : This website contains information and downloads for people in pain including pain management strategies and videos, information, handy hints and useful links. There is also a pain series for young people.

Chronic Pain Information Sessions: The aim of these 2 hour sessions is to give you a basic understanding of chronic pain and some strategies and hints to manage chronic pain. The sessions are held in the Pain Management Unit, and are available to you and (family/carer/s).

We provide moderate and high intensity pain management programs for people with chronic (persistent) pain (Activate and Energise).

Other Programs

Activate Through Exercise: A weekly exercise class for people with pain, designed to assist them to exercise safely and regularly in a supportive environment supervised by a physiotherapist. 

Mindfulness: A weekly mindfulness class is held after the exercise class.

Multidisciplinary Assessment Clinics: You are seen initially by a pain specialist and if appropriate then by a pain physiotherapist and pain clinical psychologist. This ensures all aspects of their pain & circumstances are examined to inform treatment and recommendations.

Medical Management Clinics: Pain Management, Medication management, medical interventions, procedures and follow up are provided by our highly experienced pain specialists and a Pain Registrar.

Individual Psychological or Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment: One-on-one  sessions for those who require individual assistance.

The waiting list is currently 4- 6 weeks (subject to change, waiting times can vary throughout the year).