The pain management unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital is one of the biggest of its kind in the North of England, working in close integration with psychology and physiotherapy. Initial assessment is carried out at outpatient clinics with an attendance of around 1,350 new patients every year. The clinical team comprises of consultants, specialist nurses, pharmacist, junior doctors in training and is well supported by a team of dedicated secretaries.
Initial clinic assessment may be followed by changes in medication, injection procedures, supportive strategies through physiotherapy and psychology or a combination of these as considered appropriate.
Our Anaesthetics departments can be found at both South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital.
For navigation, the following are the postcodes for the offsite Outpatient Pain Clinics:
Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, Prince Edward Road, South Shields, NE34 7QD
Monkwearmouth Hospital, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR5 1NB
Washington Galleries Health Centre, Washington, NE38 7NQ
South Tyneside District Hospital
Our Acute Pain Management service is available Monday-Friday 9-5pm, they can be reached at bleep 109 through the hospital switchboard.
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Pain Management secretaries can be reached at the following extensions through the hospital switchboard:
0191 5656256 extensions 42341, 49628, 42977, 42988
Divisional Director - Ceri Bentham
Business Manager - Helen Turnbull
Clinical Director - Dr Darshan Boregowda
Clinical Lead - Dr Christian Frey
Divisional General Manager - Anna Hargrave
Clinical Director - Martin Millar
Clinical Lead – Dr Sanjay Varma
Matron - Julie Sheriff