HealthPolitics

November 20, 2019

National Skin Cancer Action Week

The week of 17 – 23 November 2019 is National Skin Cancer Action Week  – a joined effort by Cancer Council Australia and the College of Dermatologists. The topic of this year’s campaign is “own your tone “. This week is a timely reminder to use sun protection and of the importance to early detect skin cancer. Every year 2000 Australians die from skin cancers. Every 2nd Australian will suffer a non-melanoma skin cancer and about 1 in 20 even a melanoma. However, most skin cancers can be prevented if sun protection is used and are perfectly treatable if picked […]
June 10, 2019

Bowel Cancer Awareness

Background Bowel Cancer (aka colorectal cancer) is the second most common cancer in both men and women in Australia. Over 15000 people are diagnosed in Australia each year. The risk of being diagnosed by age 85, is 1 in 16 for women and 1 in 11 for men. [1] Lifestyle Like most chronic disease, lifestyle is a major factor in reducing the risk of bowel cancer. Insufficient dietary fibre and excess consumption of red and processed meats are each thought to be responsible for 17.6% of Bowel Cancers in the population. Other factors include excess alcohol (9.0%), obesity (9.0%), smoking […]
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 […]
November 18, 2013

Why is there a gap fee? (Video)

 
May 6, 2013

Geraldton hospital needs upgrade urgently

This letter has previously been published in the Midwest Times. I was bitterly disappointed to read Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has pulled away from his pre-election undertaking to resolve our appallingly inadequate public hospital here in Geraldton in the first term of the present government. (Midwest Times April 18.) It is easy to play the blame game and point the finger at the Federal Government for the lack of funding, especially when Nicola Roxon, former Federal Health Minister, assured me four years ago at a public meeting at the hospital that she was acutely aware of the problem and something would be […]