Dr. Anthony NJO
Union Christian Hospital
Dr Njo Kui Hung Anthony was a Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Pain Physician in United Christian Hospital and Kowloon East Cluster Pain Management Centre. And he recently relocated to Melbourne to continue his career of Pain medicine. He received his anaesthesia fellowship from the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiolgists and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He received his Pain Medicine fellowship from the Hong Kong and Australian College in 2014. He also holds a Master degree in Public Health. He has special interests in acute pain management, perioperative medicine and pain management program. He is the convenor of various Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs in United Christian Hospital covering total joint replacement, colorectal surgery, upper intestinal surgery, metabolic surgery.
High intensity interdisciplinary pain management is an effective and powerful pain intervention, aiming to target at the chronic pain sufferers with moderate to severe physical and psychological disability. Not only it could improve physical function of patient, it also effectively improve patients psychological well being and modulate their behavioural and emotional response to their pain and disabilities. Owing to the Covid pandemic, restrictions to physical access of health care systems limited this kind of effective pain management modality. Could the pain management in telecare setting be as useful and as effective as its face-to-face version?