Healthcare Professionals

Pain Clinic

Description Pain Clinic – providing pain assessment and management services and programs for people living with chronic pain
Director of St Vincent’s Hospital Pain Service A/Prof Steven Faux
Location St Vincent’s Hospital
Ambulatory Care
Xavier Building Level 3
390 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst   NSW   2010
Referral to service
  1. A referral to the service is required from the treating doctor
  2. Referrals are triaged by the Chronic Pain nurse
  3. Appointments are made by ambulatory care administration and patients are advised by mail of their appointment
  4. Referrals can be electronically sent by GP’s participating in eHealth or faxed to (02) 8382 3111

Queries regarding appointment (02) 8382 3110

Chronic Pain Service Team:br /> Pain Specialists

Prof Milton Cohen
Dr Martine Holdford
Dr Clive Sun
A/Prof Tony Richardson
Chronic Pain Registrar




Jacqueline Jensen

Tania Gardiner
Mandy Lau

Lucie Frankham

Appropriate referrals to Pain Clinic
  • 15 years old and above
  • People living with constant pain for more than 3 months
Clinic hours
  • Clinic held Fridays all day
  • Morning session 9 – 12.30
  • Afternoon session 1.30 – 5pm (except on public holidays)


All referrals must contain the following information:

  • Patient name, address, phone number, email address
  • Interpreter required? If yes, language spoken
  • Medicare number
  • Doctor’s name by whom you would like them seen
Identify reason(s) for referral to service
  • Pain has significant impact on self-care necessitating the assistance of others
  • Pain is impacting on sleep, mobility, work, study, recreation, relationships, emotions
  • Pain exacerbations have resulted in frequent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admissions
  • There seem to be complex psychosocial influences relating to pain behaviour requiring specialised assessment and care
  • Current or past history of addiction or prescribed medication use seem to be complicating current management
  • Difficult to control 'neuropathic' pain is suspected
  • Persistent pain following trauma or surgery where there is concern regarding transition to chronic pain