The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre (PTCMPC), Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
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.
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.
- Outpatient services each week day
- Multidisciplinary assessments
- Individualised physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy assessment and management
- Pain procedures
- Graded Motor Imagery
- Pain Education Program
- Pain Management Programs
- Telephone advisory service to medical practitioners and domiciliary nurses
- Referring doctors may request telephone advice only on referral
- Inpatient consultation-liaison service
- Telehealth services are under development – please ask.
We require a referral that provides sufficient information to accurately triage your patients and allocate the most appropriate resources.
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.
Telephone: (07) 3646 6141
Facsimile: (07) 3646 6142