Travel

February 23, 2022

National Skin Check Day

  When did you last have your skin checked? Thursday February 24th 2022 is Australia’s national skin check day and day of action to prevent our national cancer (Melanoma). Skin cancer is still Australia’s most common cancer. It is also the most costly and one of the most preventable Regular skin checks are an important part of your preventative screenings. The earlier skin changes and skin cancers are picked up and are treated early decreasing your risk of surgery. Did you know? Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with Skin Cancer by the time they are 70. And Melanoma […]
December 16, 2021

Keeping Cool in Summer Heat

As Summer is almost here and the weather is certainly heating up– it is important to remember if you are heading outdoors to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP as overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer in Australia. With hot summers likely to continue, it’s important that we all know how to prepare for high temperature days and how to provide first aid for heat-induced. As we are spending more time outdoors, we can take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and keep informed.     Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill […]
March 3, 2020

Patient Alert – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 12/03/2020 There is a lot of media regarding the Covid-19 virus, which can get confusing. Please find some simple advice on what to look for, and what to do. If you have ANY of these symptoms Fever Cough Sore throat Shortness of breath AND Travelled internationally in the 14 days before getting sick or been in close contact with anyone that has done so and is now sick OR Had close contact with someone diagnosed with, or suspected of having Coronavirus in the 14 days before getting sick Please do the following: It is important we minimise any risk […]
January 4, 2019

BE SUN SMART

Prevent Skin Cancer – BE SUN SMART It’s the time of the year that we all enjoy being outside. Whether it be swimming, playing sport, riding a bike, gardening, having a BBQ, a picnic, walking to the shop, or even that mundane job of hanging out the washing, where our skin suffers from the harsh UV (ultra violet) rays. These daily activities are the ones where we are more prone to get UV damage and sunburn without thinking about sun protection. This “incidental” UV damage does contribute to our risk of skin cancer. So it’s time for a reminder to […]
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 […]