Getting Pain Under Control at St Hugh's Hospital
St Hugh’s Hospital in Grimsby has boosted its pain management team following the recruitment of Dr Swaroop Sampu as the Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesiology.
The newest member of the St Hugh’s Hospital pain management team, Dr Sampu trained in medicine and completed a masters in anaesthesia in India. In 2002 he moved to England and completed a fellowship in Dublin to become a consultant in 2009.
Among his many accolades, he is an Associate Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and a member of the British Pain Society.
His particular areas of interest include pain relief and pain management, specifically for patients experiencing chronic back, neck and neuropathic pain, as well as those suffering from cancer pain and sports injuries.
As part of his clinic at St Hugh’s, Dr Sampu will use state-of-the-art x-ray image intensifiers and ultrasound imaging to deliver precision-guided injections to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients.
Most of the pain procedures will be performed on a day-case basis, using sedation and local anaesthetics to ensure as much comfort as possible for patients. Treatments will include epidurals, blockers and joint injections.
Mr Sampu said: “I’m really pleased to be joining the St Hugh’s team in Grimsby. I’m passionate about helping people overcome pain and return to their usual active lives.
“Pain usually falls under three main headings: acute, persistent and chronic. In the short term healthcare specialists will usually be able to work with a patient to overcome the source of pain. In the long term, however, pain can push patients to depression and even suicidal thoughts.
“I’m looking forward to offering my St Hugh’s patients the pain relief treatments they need to be able to regain control of their lives and enjoy the activities most of us take for granted.”
NHS patients can be referred to Dr Sampu and the pain management team via the national Choose and Book scheme, which allows patients to select the facility they receive their treatment at.
Private patients should contact the hospital direct to arrange an appointment with the team.
Ashley Brown, Hospital Director at St Hugh’s, said: “I’m delighted that Dr Sampu has joined our dedicated pain management team. We want to offer the very best range of care to our patients, whether they are an NHS patient, have private medical insurance or want to pay for their treatment themselves.
“Our pain management service is made up of a multidisciplinary team that includes specialist pain consultants, nurses, psychologists and physiotherapists."
“Patients coming to St Hugh’s for pain management treatments will benefit from a personalised treatment programme, which will also take into consideration the emotional side effects of chronic pain such as anxiety, fear, depression and helplessness.”
To find out more about the pain management treatments available at St Hugh’s Hospital or to book an appointment with one of the specialists visit: www.hmtsthughs.org/treatments/pain-management-treatments/
To find out more about how to select St Hugh’s through the national Choose and Book scheme visit: https://www.hmtsthughs.org/choose-and-book/