For people living with persistent pain, the “Turning Pain into Gain” Persistent Pain Program funded by Gold Coast Primary Health Network, continues to make a significant difference to the lives of those suffering from pain.
The program aims to help persistent pain sufferers become better managers of their pain through the expert education program, individual case management, support, goal setting and improved use of community healthcare services.
The program is designed so that participants can explore a range of different strategies for living well despite pain, in the hope of leading to reduced reliance on medication for pain management, reduced requirements for emergency care and living a better quality of life.
A large number of local general practices and the rheumatology, persistent pain and neurosurgery departments at Gold Coast Hospital have already enrolled some of their patients into this program. General practices interested in referring their patients into the program should contact the Project Officer, Joyce McSwan via email: email@example.com.
Early access and help soon after sustaining an injury can make a huge difference to the quality of life for individuals so that their lives may not be impacted by ongoing pain.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network is trialing the Early Intervention Subacute Pain Program to help people in their early stages of an injury, to have the right strategies to help a patient return to function quickly so that the impact of an injury to day-to-day life is prevented.
The program includes group educational program with strategies to help individuals recover quickly, access to allied health professionals who specialise in recovery and pain management and a development of tailored management plans.
The program supports multidisciplinary strategies so that participants can explore a range of different approached to optimising their recovery and resolve pain promptly.
General practices, allied health and hospital departments interested in referring their patients into the program should contact the Project Officer, Joyce McSwan via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.