Our values

Cradle to grave service (no cherry picking)

The Panaceum group brings a unique service to the Midwest community which provides obstetric services through to nursing home care. We provide cradle to grave medicine, choosing breadth and quality of service over ‘cherry picking’ high return clinics.

Investing in the next generation

We have a long tradition of teaching medical students, registrars and nursing students as part of the commitment to teaching the next generation. The Panaceum Group is committed to training our staff members and managers and to offer upskilling options to all our employees. The Directors Pathway offers new challenges for those who desire more ownership and increased responsibilities.

Panaceum Group Values

The business model of the Panaceum Group is built on strong values. The Group has a legacy of investing in the community, stability, growth and a wide range of services which include those that are profitable and those that are loss making, emphasising continuity and breadth of care for the Geraldton Community.

After hours care for our patients and their families

The Panaceum Group is providing after-hours GP care, offering Midwest residents an alternative to queuing at the hospital emergency department. The Panaceum Group specifically aims to enable children and elderly, and those unable to attend the doctor during office hours, to be seen after hours.

Billing compassionately

We have always maintained a policy of allowing practitioners to set their own fees in order to bill compassionately and only ever sets a ceiling fee to enable patients to be able to be cared for by a variety of practitioners.

Bulkbilling service to all nursing homes

Cradle to grave medicine means caring for people in all stages of their live, including the elderly. GMG and UMP are the only practices in town that have maintained a weekly bulkbilling service to nursing home residents, and we will continue to look after this vulnerable population in Geraldton.

Bulkbilling Veteran’s Affairs patients

The Panaceum Group is one of the few remaining practices that sees Veteran’s Affairs patients and bulkbills them.

Service to Aboriginal clients

GMG and UMP have a significant percentage of aboriginal clients outside the GRAMS clientele, that reflects the percentage proportion of aboriginal people in the Australian community.

Drug addicted patients

Doctorr Taylor has provided the foremost service to those suffering from drug addiction in Geraldton. 

Pregnancy Problem House

The group has supported the development of Pregnancy Problem House. The only private practitioners at any of these institutions come from and are encouraged by the group.

Sponsoring community events

The Panaceum Group regularly sponsors community events such as Carols by Candlelight.

Making it easier for our doctors

Sustainable work pattern

We actively promote a sustainable work pattern and do not encourage high turnover of cases or unhealthy work hours. The group has a strong tradition of facilitating female practitioners along with male practitioners to have the most flexible working arrangements and actively redresses earning capacity between female and male practitioners.

Cover for doctors taking holidays

We have been successful in ensuring our doctors take their holidays, without having those doctors arrange their own expensive and hard to get locums. Doctors can take their well deserved break knowing that their GMG & UMP colleagues or locums are looking after their patients and checking their results.

Option to work at other community health services

We has always facilitated that all doctors have the ability to additionally practice at centres which may provide services for the disadvantaged. GMG has actively encouraged and supported practitioners to work at GRAMS and the Women’s Resource Centre. GMG has assisted in supporting practitioners to develop the antenatal services at GRAMS.

Supporting our doctors at all times

We have given study support, coaching, financial and other support  to (migrant) doctors, staff and their families when they have found themselves in difficulty.

Conclusion

The business model of the Panaceum Group is built on strong values. The group has a legacy of investing in the community, stability, growth and a wide range of services which include those that remunerate well and those that are loss making, emphasising continuity and breadth of care for the Midwest Community. We are grateful and proud that the success of our approach is reflected in the number of new and returning patients.