The Pain Management unit at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, in partnership with the North End Community Health Centre, has opened a new collaborative, inter-disciplinary clinic.
PAAL is a community-based tertiary care clinic available to all Nova Scotians by referral.
The target population is patients with chronic pain and any of the following:
- Patients with addiction, in or out of treatment, suffering from acute or chronic pain
- Patients prescribed opioids for complex pain management problems transitioning from inpatient to outpatient care
- Active addiction
- History of addiction
- High opioid dose
- Opioid aberrant behaviours
- No primary care prescriber