North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

Pain Management Unit

  • Chronic pain is usually defined as pain which has persisted beyond normal healing time
  • It affects more than 11% of the population
  • Most of these patients are attended to in the community by their General Practitioners
  • In most cases primary care offers the potential to address all aspects of chronic pain
  • The Waitemata DHB Pain Management Unit is a multidisciplinary team helping Waitemata patients manage their pain better
  • Pain management often involves learning different ways of thinking and acting so that pain interferes less with life
  • A self-management approach requires an individual and their whanau to play an active role in their pain management
  • This approach emphasises an improvement in quality of life and function, rather than a cure
  • We work in close conjunction with your General Practitioners and other hospital specialists
  • We are realistic in planning sensible and achievable goals
  • We do not 'take over' patient management but act to support your GP


North Shore Hospital
Ph (09) 486 8972
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 4.30pm
Clinic hours: 

  • Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm


Pain Management Unit

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