Pain Clinic for Older People

Service overview

The Pain Clinic for Older People is an outpatient service at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, St George’s Hospital Kew that combines the practices of pain medicine with geriatric medicine. It focuses on pain management in older people who are frail or have multiple co-existing health problems.

Team members

  • Geriatrician/Pain Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Administrative staff

Service delivery

The clinic offers appointments initially of an hour with the Nurse.

A subsequent new 1-3 hour re-appointment is made with the team. All appointments are on Friday mornings within the clinic.

Follow up appointments may be arranged where appropriate. Follow up services (if required) may be arranged with our Community Rehabilitation Service at Kew or Fairfield, other programs throughout St Vincent’s or community providers.

Eligibility criteria

  • Requires a multidisciplinary Pain Assessment led by a Geriatrician/Pain Specialist
  • Patients must be agreeable to the assessment
  • Age over 65 years

Referral process

GP referrals should be faxed to 03 9231 8001 or phone 03 9231 8577

Contact details

Telephone 03 9231 8577