Panaceum Group

March 20, 2013

Dying with dignity

This award-winning article by Dr Bulten has previously been published in Medical Forum Magazine. Geraldton GP Dr Bertel Bulten draws on his experiences in general practice and in the Netherlands to suggest the profession keeps the debate on euthanasia open. A horrific death is what my patient Mr Brown feared the most. Nearly 90 years old with metastatic bowel carcinoma, this ex-marine officer knew his end was nigh and he asked me if I could ensure he would die at home and in dignity. The latter meant not bed-ridden, not with an indwelling catheter, not having to take high-dose opioids and above […]
March 15, 2013

Injury management & fitness centre (VIDEO)

The Panaceum Group is about to open the new Geraldton Injury Management & Fitness Centre in the space previously leased by the Greene Room Family Gym. The new rehab service is on track to open in April 2013. Fore more info contact Caitlin or Richard on 08 9920 8151.
February 18, 2013

New service in Geraldton: injury management & fitness centre

Great article in today’s Geraldton Guardian about the new Panaceum Injury Management & Fitness Centre (click on image to enlarge).
October 25, 2012

Bulk billing practices are not surviving

Dr Steve Hambleton, AMA President, explains why Medicare rebates are not adequate to provide good, sustainable care. Even government funded GP super clinics cannot survive on bulk billing alone, according to the results of a new report. Source: Medical Observer
October 3, 2012

Important travel vaccinations and other basic travel tips

Overseas travel is exciting, but not without health risks. Research from the University of Sydney’s Family Medicine Research Centre showed that 64% of Australians are not seeking professional health advice before travelling overseas, with many visiting destinations carrying a risk of infectious diseases, including hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever and rabies. Two doctors from the Panaceum Group have a special interest in travel vaccinations and travel health. Dr Elly Slootmans (Geraldton Medical Group) said: “Destinations like Bali and Phuket are on our doorstep and very affordable, but leaving unprepared can lead to serious illnesses like rabies, dengue and Japanese […]
August 3, 2012

Strathalbyn College on a mission in East Timor

Strathalbyn senior students and their teachers recently visited East-Timor. The college was very thorough in their preparations, which included a visit to the Travel Clinic in Panaceum. In the 10 days in-country they re-painted a school, visited two remote villages in the highlands, and donated medicine, uniforms, stationery and money to various local projects.“We really appreciated the generous support of the Panaceum staff. The thorough travel advice and the prayers of other supporters are surely the reason why none of the team were sick during or after the trip,” said Anita Kirkbright, development officer. “One of our teachers, Beverley Hanrahan, presented […]