Be Pain Smart Clinic

The Agency for Clinical Innovation has developed an integrated chronic pain consultative clinic for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic pain – the Be Pain Smart Clinic.

Download the Introducing the Be Pain Smart brochure for adults.

Children's service

The children’s service is located at the Children’s Hospital Westmead, corner of Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead. This clinic is run monthly onsite at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. To refer to this clinic, please contact:

Natasha Haynes

Nurse Practitioner, Department of Pain Medicine

natasha.haynes@health.nsw.gov.au.

Adults' service

The adults service is located at Royal Rehab, 235 Morrison Road, Ryde.

The clinic runs weekly and rotates locations across the adult Sydney metropolitan and regional SCI and TBI units. For people in rural NSW it provides telehealth combined with site visits. To refer to the clinic, please contact:

Regina Schultz

Project Manager – Be Pain Smart Clinic

0409 716 387

bepainsmart@royalrehab.com.au

Download the Be Pain Smart Clinic referral form for adults.

Who is this service for?

The service is available for public, NDIS, compensable and Lifetime Care and Support people across NSW who have pain and a spinal cord injury or brain injury. Telehealth consultations are available for rural and remote people or upon request.

The Be Pain Smart Clinic provides

  • A multi-disciplinary pain clinic, staffed by clinicians (doctors, physiotherapist and psychologist) with a specialised background in pain management, working with brain injury or spinal cord injury specialist teams
  • Multi-disciplinary pain assessment and management plans for people with chronic pain following a spinal cord injury and/or a moderate/severe traumatic brain injury.
  • Consultation and liaison with local GPs, allied health providers and case managers.
  • The pain team will provide adhoc mentoring and support to NSW clinicians as required.

More information

For more information about the Be Pain Smart Clinic

Regina Schultz

Project Manager – Be Pain Smart Clinic

0409 716 387

regina.schultz@health.nsw.gov.au

This project is funded by icare.