Patient services at the Pain Management and Research Centre

The Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC) is a purpose designed clinical facility in the Douglas Building of Royal North Shore Hospital constructed with funds donated by the business community and the general public.

  • It is in a separate area to the main hospital
  • both insured and non-insured patients are assessed and treated.



The activities of the Centre include:

  • a large clinical service for acute, subacute, chronic and cancer pain (40,000 episodes of patient care per annum)
  • group and individual patient services conducted by a multidisciplinary staff
  • treatments include (alone and in combination) pharmacotherapy, electrical stimulation, radiofrequency ablations, psychological and physiotherapy management