Pain Specialist Nurse
B.Nursing; GradDip Nursing (Anaesthetic/PACU)
Phone: (02) 8514 1349
Leona is a pain specialist nurse in Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Leona completed her nursing degree at the University of Technology Sydney followed by a graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetic/post anaesthetic care) from the University of Tasmania. Leona has also completed a cognitive behavioural therapy for pain course from University of Sydney. Leona is currently undergoing training to become a nurse practitioner.
Leona was originally trained as a post anaesthetic care nurse. Afterwards, she joined the pain management and research centre at Royal North Shore Hospital where she was exposed to acute, chronic and intervention pain management. Hence, Leona is a strong advocate for equal rights to quality pain management for all patients.
Her interests include opioid stewardship in the hospital, biopsychosocial factor of pain management and its application in the clinical setting.