"Pain Management Clinic"
About: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Nedlands 6009
Posted by Para (as ),
I attended this clinic recently, and was told by the doctor that I needed stronger pain medication. He would write to my GP who would then be authorised to write the prescription. I asked if I saw my GP the following day would the letter be there. He replied that if it wasn’t then my GP could ring the clinic and get the details.
I rang the GP’s receptionist the following morning who said there was no letter. I then rang the pain management clinic and was told the doctor was now on holiday and the typist was very busy, so the letter would take about 2 weeks. My GP could ring the clinic and could speak to one of the other doctors on duty to get the information.
When I visited my GP in the afternoon she tried ringing the clinic and they did not answer! She has prescribed me a patch in the meantime while I wait for the letter to be typed. I am not happy, as I don’t know if this is the medication that the clinic prescribed.