The following vision, mission, values, and goals guide the Pain Program in our treatment of all types of pain.

Our Vision

An Island-wide program that provides evidence based, interdisciplinary services to those living with pain, in order to help patients live to their optimum potential.

Our Mission

As an emerging new service, to become fully integrated within Island Health and become a pain management resource for physicians, staff and patients.

Our Values

  • Patient-centred care
  • Patients as knowledgeable partners in their care
  • Collaboration and respect within an interdisciplinary team
  • The pursuit of excellence in service
  • The pursuit of knowledge
  • Support for research
  • Building relationships within the organization and communities, reaching out to support practitioners in every discipline

Our Goals

  • To provide assessment and treatment to those living with pain
  • To provide education and skills in self management to those living with pain
  • To increase the awareness of pain within Island Health 
  • To provide resources to other professionals in the treatment of pain
  • To increase our knowledge of the treatment of pain through education and research
  • To monitor treatment outcomes
  • To partner with community services