The Health Minister The Hon Dr Kim Hames has sent me a letter in which he acknowledges that there is no dedicated pain unit at PMH.
He goes on to say that chronic and complex pain services are spread across several departments.
I believe that this lack of co-ordination means that children with chronic pain and complex pain struggle to find support or services.
While the Minister acknowleges PMH does not have a specialist pain unit he does not say that anything is change.
Why does the Minister believe it is acceptable for adults in this Western Australia to have access to specialist pain units when children and teenagers do not?
You can read his letter Dr Kim Hames Acknowleges Lack of Pain Unit at PMH.