Pain Management

Pain Management uses a multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approach to the treatment of chronic, or persistent pain. Since the implementation of the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC ) in 2014/2015, we have received more than 6700 sets of data which are utilised daily in clinical practice as well as contributing to the ePPOC database combined with 62 other Australian and New Zealand Pain Management Programs, which provide SCGH with benchmarking and service outcome data.

In May 2019 Sir Charles Gairdner Pain Management Department hosted representatives of the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) for a routine accreditation review. The SCGH Pain Management Unit continued to maintain its accreditation as a Level 1 multidisciplinary pain training unit for a further five years until May 2024.

The rotation of pain fellows across the four tertiary hospital campuses (RPH, FSH, SCGH & KEMH) is unique and was pioneered in Western Australia. The Faculty of Pain Medicine is looking to use the West Australian model of rotational training more broadly in other training units. 

Last Updated: 10/10/2019