Chronic Pain Services: Chronic Pain Services
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The Cape Breton District Health Authority has two Chronic Pain Clinics.There is a clinic located in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, on the third floor and a Clinic located in the Northside General Hospital, on the fifth floor.

Physician referral is required for both clinics.

Our site has information for healthcare professionals wanting to learn more about chronic pain and it also has information for the population we serve.

  We welcome you to our web page and invite you to explore.

Our Mission Statement

The Chronic Pain Services, within the Cape Breton District Health Authority (CBDHA), deliver care with an appropriate, compassionate, integrated program focus. We strive to manage chronic pain according to best practice, in a holistic and culturally competent manner while operating within a patient centered model. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic pain, both under our care and in our community, through prevention, education, research and support.



Cape Breton Regional Hospital Clinic


Hours of Operation


Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 (closed holidays)


Chronic Pain Clinic
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
1482 George Street
Sydney, NS
B1P 1P3
Phone: (902)567-8183
Fax: (902)567-8188


Primary Care Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 8:30 to 12:30

Friday 8:30 to 12:30

"Closed Holidays"

Phone: (902)567-6429

Fax: (902)567-3307

Primary Care Team:

Dr. R. Azer - Family Physician

Dr. J. Ritter - Family Physician

Paula Morrison - RN

Dr. Brenda Durdle - Psychologist

Alicia Leblanc - Pain Clinic Coordinator

Belinda Lau-Beaton - Physiotherapist

Clinic Personnel



Pain Clinic Coordinator

Alicia Leblanc, RN BScN

Phone: (902) 567- 6162


 Laurie MacLeod - Administrative Assistant


Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Dr. R. Macneill-Anesthesiologist

Dr. Brenda Durdle-Psychologist

Lisa Penny RN 

Mary Stefens RN

 Belinda Lau-Beaton-Physiotherapist

Brenda Peinsznski-Office Manager


Northside General Hospital

Dr. H. Pollett-Anesthesiologist

Dr. Seif Elgebeily

Tanya Carmichael RN

Jennifer Johnston RN

Velda Nugent-Office Manager

Wendy Tobin-Secretary