Overview

Epworth Richmond is the first Private Hospital in Victoria to provide a Pain Service which is based on the model of care that is found in most public hospitals.

The service is coordinated by a senior nurse and has Pain Specialists and Anaesthetists on the team.

Referring to acute pain services

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

Our specialists

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All our clinicians are here to work with you and achieve the best outcome.

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Pain management at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong’s pain management programs target individuals with injuries or pain conditions that result from illness, work injury or road trauma that have not responded to usual rehabilitation care.

To ensure a tailored treatment is provided to each individual, our rehabilitation consultants work closely with all Allied Health services.

Acute pain service at Epworth Richmond

Epworth Richmond Pain Service (formerly Acute Pain Service)

The Epworth Richmond Pain Service provides reassurance to patients and their loved ones with regards to managing their pain.

Epworth Richmond is the first Private Hospital in Victoria to provide a Pain Service which is based on the model of care that is found in most public hospitals.

The service is coordinated by a senior nurse and has Pain Specialists and Anaesthetists on the team.

During your hospital stay, your doctors may refer you to the Epworth Pain Service who will work with you, your doctors and other health professionals to assist in managing your pain and your recovery.

The Epworth Pain Service aims is to assist in managing your pain to get you home or to rehabilitation faster, so that you can return to your loved ones and normal life as quickly as possible.

Once you are referred to the Epworth Pain Service the team will see you on a regular basis to assess and ensure your recovery is on track, that there are minimal side effects of any pain management interventions and if required make any necessary changes.

The Epworth Richmond Pain Service uses a holistic approach which extends beyond pharmaceutical treatments (medication) and can include education, psychology and non-pharmacological methods such as mindfulness.

If required, the Epworth Pain Service can refer you to the Epworth Pain Program (Richmond or Camberwell) or a Pain Specialist in the community for ongoing care. The Epworth Pain Program is run at our Epworth rehabilitation sites and can assist with long term pain management.

Contact Us

Pain Service Clinical Nurse Consultant

Phone: 03 9426-2802

Mobile: 0408 168 995

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

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