Pain Interest Group - Nursing Issues
An informal sub-group of the Australian Pain Society.
Membership of this group is open to all members of the Australian Pain Society with an interest in nursing issues.
PIG-NI membership fees are charged by each group and are separate from APS subscriptions. Please contact your local PIG-NI to determine your memebrship status.
Each state has their own group and Chairperson as follows:
Pain Management and Medication Safety Officer
Calvary Health Care, ACT
Cnr Belconnen Way & Hayden Drive
Bruce ACT 2617
PO Box 254
Jamison Centre ACT 2614
Tel: 02 6201 6854 Fax: 02 6201 6949
Department of Pain Management
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9382 2876 Fax: 02 9382 2870
Acute Pain Management, Parenteral Nutrition and Vascular Access
St Vincent's Hospital
390 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tel: 02 8382 2153, Acute Pain & TPN page 6154, Vascular Access page 6222
Mail List and Treasurer
Acute Pain Service
Level 2, Lawson House
Wollongong NSW 2500
Tel: 02 4253 4426 Via switch: 02 4222 5000 pager: 185
Fax: 02 4253 4630
Acute Pain Service Royal Darwin Hospital
Department of Anaesthesia
Tel: 08 8922 8490
Focus on Pain Group
Acute Pain Management Service
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Tel: 07 3646 5454
Clilnical Service Coordinator
Pain Management Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Tel: 08 8222 5163
Acute Pain Service
Royal Hobart Hospital
Tel: 03 6166 7471
GATE Victorian Pain Management Interest Group
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Austin Health VIC
Tel: 03 9496 3485 pager 1109/2384
Sir Charles Gardner Hospital
Nedlands WA 6009
Tel:08 9346 3807
Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital
Royal Perth Hospital
Fiona Stanley Hospital
Aims and Objectives
- To provide an educational forum for members and promote principles and practice of excellent pain management in acute, chronic and cancer related pain.
- To facilitate networking of health professionals interested in nursing issues in pain management.
- To stimulate and promote clinical research in pain management and encourage members to present their findings at the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Pain Society (APS).
- To promote PIG-NI seminars or half day refresher courses at the APS meetings or at other times as requested by the membership.
- To retain a close liaison and sharing of ideas between the general APS and the said subcommittee.
- To distribute to the membership news items and information via a newsletter.