Be Pain Smart Clinic
The Agency for Clinical Innovation, with funding from the icare Foundation, developed an integrated chronic pain consultative clinic for people with chronic pain after a spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury – the Be Pain Smart Clinic.
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 together with brain injury or spinal cord injury specialist teams
- A 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 ad-hoc mentoring and support to NSW clinicians as required.
The adult service is located at Royal Rehab - 235 Morrison Road, Ryde.
The clinic runs weekly and rotates locations across the adult Sydney metropolitan and regional TBI and SCI units, and provides tele-health combined with site visits to those in rural NSW. To refer to the clinic, please email email@example.com.
Currently the Adult BPS service is available only for funded clients (icare CTP and workers compensation schemes) across NSW who have pain and a spinal cord injury and/or brain injury. The Adult BPS service is unable to accept referrals for clients supported by NDIS or without funding.
Telehealth consultations are available for rural and remote people or upon request
The children’s service is located at the Children’s Hospital Westmead - Corner 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.