Queensland Government
Queensland Health

The Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre (PTCMPC)

The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre offers comprehensive pain management services for patients with complex chronic pain from the North Brisbane area, in addition to regions of Queensland where other persistent pain management services are not provided. Patients may have intractable pain that is chronic non-malignant or cancer-related pain. Patients are to be referred by a registered medical practitioner and should have a designated General Practitioner.

Consultants in the Pain Centre include specialists in Pain Medicine, Anaesthetics, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, supported by advanced registrars training for Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, a clinical nurse consultant, nursing staff with experience in chronic pain and procedures, and an allied health team from physiotherapy, psychology and occupational therapy disciplines.

Advice to patients

Questionnaires relating to pain, function, self-efficacy, mood, healthcare utilisation and opioid medications are to be completed by patients at their first visit, then at regular intervals to monitor outcomes. Assistance will be provided where necessary.

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Referral

We require a referral that provides sufficient information to accurately triage your patients and allocate the most appropriate resources.

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Training in Pain Medicine

The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre is a major Pain Medicine training site in Queensland. Pain Medicine Is an “add-on” specialty. Specialists and registrars advanced in specialist training who wish to consider training in Pain Medicine are advised to contact the PTCMPC Supervisor of Training or director. Training regulations can be found under the Faculty of Pain Medicine’s website, in addition to information relating to the curriculum redesign and international medical graduates.

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Location:
Level 4
Dr James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Metro North Health Service District

Telephone: (07) 3646 6141

 Facsimile: (07) 3646 6142


Last Updated: 05 December 2013
Last Reviewed: 05 December 2013