Due to demands on both the individual practitioners and the whole health system during the COVID-19 pandemic, PainScience has undergone changes in its operations.
These are likely to continue for the duration of the pandemic, as follows:
Consultations may be phone based, although some face to face consultations may be possible.
Acute pain inpatient management services will be maintained for the emergency operations that continue to be performed at Joondalup Health Campus
As per government guidelines during the pandemic, pain procedures are limited to emergencies at Joondalup Health Campus for admitted patients. There is very limited access at Glengarry Hospital for private patients.
Staffing resources are limited, as a number of staff are now being used to treat sick patients at Joondalup Health Campus in other capacities as required to care for as many patients as possible. We will try and maintain, where practical, a specialist service for pain management, but resources for this will be limited for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.