The first step toward the dedicated pain unit at PMH appears to have been taken.
In the last weeks the State Government has responded to calls from parents and the medical community for improved pain services at PMH with an allocation of funds.
Here is what has been confirmed so far:
“The WA Government has pledged $600,000 over the next four years to establish a chronic pain service, as part of a multi-million dollar investment in clinical services at PMH. The purpose of the service will be to mange children who have persistent and recurrent pain.
The PMH chonic pain service will be a multidisciplinary outpatient-based service, incorporating medical and allied health as currently supported by available evidence.”
Good news for many many families.