HOW TO REFER TO StAMPS
Medical Practitioners can refer to one of the individual StAMPS specialists or directly to StAMPS for triaging and appropriate specialist allocation.
There are four options for referring:
- Refer online
- Fax referral to 07 3834 4291
- Email referral to SAWMH.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post referral to:
Andrew's War Memorial Hospita
457 Wickham Tce
Please ensure your patient brings all previous imaging to the first consultation.
StAMPS CONSULTING SUITES
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
457 Wickham Tce
Spring Hill Q 4001
P 07 3834 4285
F 07 3834 4291
Pain and Medication Dependency
Until recently, the idea that medication dependency and pain problems could co-exist in the same patient was not recognised by health professionals.
At StAMPS, specialists in the areas of pain medicine and addiction medicine are now working collaboratively with assisting patients with very real pain conditions who also have co-morbidity related to medication dependency.
StAMPS is committed to taking a leadership role in the assessment, and where appropriate, the ongoing management of persons with pain and medication dependency.
The aim of our service is to take a balanced and evidence based view of the use of both prescription and over the counter medication in the treatment of chronic non-malignant pain. Patients with co-existing pain and medication dependency deserve expert assessment and management of both conditions to ensure optimal care. These patients can be managed as potentially either inpatients in the Pain & Dependency Unit or alternatively as outpatients. Those patients who may need inpatient stabilisation can be admitted to the St Andrew’s Pain & Dependency Unit.
The St Andrew’s Pain & Dependency Unit
The Pain and Dependency Unit is a six bed in patient unit that offers a supportive and empathetic environment for patients with chronic pain or comorbid substance dependency. On admission our specialists will develop an individualised program for the patient liaising with the specialised hospital team. Services offered to in patients include: face-to- face counselling sessions, physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy and psychology as required.
Chronic pain programs 2016
St Andrew’s Multidisciplinary Pain Service runs two programs for chronic pain patients.
The main program is a four week ‘Persistent pain Program’ whereby participants attend two to three times a week for four weeks. The second program is an introductory pain education program with attendance over two days.
The dates for 2016 have been set and are provided below.
Both programs require a multidisciplinary assessment. Multiple days and sessions are available for assessment. Please contact the team for more information – 3834 4285.
||2 Feb – 24 February 2016
|Program 2 |
|8 March – 30 March 2016
||5 April – 27 April 2016
||10 May – 1 June 2016
||14 June – 6 July 2016
||19 July – 9 August 2016
||23 August – 14 September 2016
||27 September – 19 October 2016
||1st November – 23 November 2016
||29 November – 21 December 2016
||1 & 2 March 2016
||3 & 4 May 2016
||7 & 8 June 2016
||12 & 13 July 2016
||16 & 17 August 2016
||25 & 26 October 2016