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September 10, 2018

Drug & Alcohol Counselling at the Panaceum

Did you know the Mid-West Mental Health Community Drug and Alcohol Service is now available onsite at the Panaceum? Not many people can say they’ve never been affected by alcohol or even used drugs. Sometimes this can get out of control and cause multiple problems. Drug and Alcohol use affects all members of society and talking to a trained person can be beneficial. The Mid-West Mental Health and Community Drug and Alcohol Service is now providing counselling at the Panaceum. It’s free, confidential and with a qualified counsellor. If you’re worried about yourself, or someone you care about, speak to […]
August 2, 2018

Donate Life Week 2018

DonateLife Week – July 29th to August 5th 2018 DonateLife week is part of the Australians Governments program to increase the organ and tissue donation/transplantation outcomes. The aim is to encourage all Australians to register their organ donation decision and to encourage Australians to have an active conversation with their loved ones about what their decisions are. Did you know that 90% of families agree to organ donation when a previous discussion was had with family and loved ones, compared to just 52% when family were not aware of their loved ones wishes. More than 1400 Australians are currently on […]
July 13, 2018

My Health Record

What is it all about? Over the coming months you will be hearing a lot of information regarding My Health Record. By October 15th 2018, a My Health Record (MHR) will be created for every Australian unless they choose to not have one. So what does it all mean for you? My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. It is an online summary of your health information. Having a My Health Record means your important health information allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medications, test and scan results are digitally available in one place. You […]
July 11, 2018

AGPAL Accredited General Practice

Panaceum Medical receive a mark of quality as an accredited practice! Panaceum Medical, part of the Panaceum Group, received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading not-for-profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia. We are really happy to have received our AGPAL accreditation and it is a testimony to continued hard work of all the team to strive for high quality medical care. AGPAL Chair, Dr Richard Choong, said accreditation shows the practice makes a significant investment and commitment to quality on a day-to-day basis, across all levels of the practice team. “Achieving […]
June 18, 2018

World Continence Week

World Continence Week         18-24th June 2018.   What is incontinence? Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence). Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons. Incontinence can be treated and managed.  In many cases it can also be cured.   Who is at risk? […]
May 24, 2018

Palliative Care Week

  What is Palliative Care? Some people are confused about what palliative care means. The world health organisation definition is: “Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.” In general, people will get referred to palliative care when their life expectancy is 12 months or less. It does not necessarily mean that they are about to die, palliative care […]