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Persistent Pain

For people living with persistent pain, the "Turning Pain into Gain" Persistent Pain Program funded by Gold Coast Primary Health Network, continues to make a significant difference to the lives of those suffering from pain.

The program aims to help persistent pain sufferers become better managers of their pain through the expert education program, individual case management, support, goal setting and improved use of community healthcare services.

The program is designed so that participants can explore a range of different strategies for living well despite pain, in the hope of leading to reduced reliance on medication for pain management, reduced requirements for emergency care and living a better quality of life.

Gold Coast Primary Health Network's Persistent Pain Program: “Turning PAIN into GAIN” is a monthly program for six months as well as service assessments along the way to a total of 12 months of support and additional allied health service access.  

Turning Pain into Gain Persistent Pain Program Office

Suite 4A, Level 2, 15 Lake Street, Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227 

Any enquiries, please contact Joyce McSwan on 0412 327 795 or

Want to be involved?

A large number of local General Practices and the rheumatology, persistent pain and neurosurgery departments at Gold Coast Hospital have already enrolled some of their patients into this program. General Practices interested in referring their patients into the program should contact the Project Officer, Joyce McSwan via email

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