SIP 2017 - Key Statement
Dr. Marilyn Casha – DaVinci Hospital, Malta
"Pain is an extremely common problem which almost certainly affects everyone at some point in their life. Therefore my bold question to politicians, to care workers, to people suffering from chronic pain is: Have I done enough to help or am I skirting the issue? In view of European value of solidarity - Could I have done more and how can each of us do his/her contribution to improve this problem? All of us can do more together."
Dr. Marilyn Casha
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Dr Marilyn Casha is the only full time Pain Management Consultant in the Maltese Islands, working at Mater Dei, Sir Anthony Mamo Hospitals and in private practice.
She developed a dedicated Oncology Pain Clinic in 2009 and introduced spinal column stimulation in 2012. Currently she is working on the further development of the concept of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management. As a lecturer at the University of Malta, she takes a keen interest in promoting the teaching of Pain Management to medical students and is promoting the use of audits of pain management services to students as an exercise to attract young minds to speciality in order to see continuing development of the specialty.