About Us

PAMS clinics are run by Skilled Health Practitioners in partnership with doctors, registered nurses, allied health professionals, wellbeing workers and visiting specialists. There is a strong emphasis on the early detection and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. 

PAMS is registered through the Australian Charities Not for Profit Council as a community based, Not for Profit, tax-exempt organisation with Public Benefit Institution and Gift Deductibility status. It employs the services of an independent auditor in accordance with its rules and regulations (Constitution).

Vision Statement

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service is as a leading not-for-profit organisation highly regarded by clients, funders and donors. It plays an important part in building strong communities and families. It influences policy makers and ensures that health institutions and systems are attuned to the needs of the people in our communities. Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service is a financially secure, well governed, accessible and stable provider of best practice primary health care tailored to meet the needs of its client group.

Mission Statement

The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) aims to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

The scope of the term ‘holistic’ includes the development, promotion and maintenance of the physical, spiritual, social, economic and cultural well-being ‘of all our indigenous people’.

Our health team as part of PAMS exist to promote the health and well-being of individual community members and to relieve sickness and the suffering of the indigenous community as a whole.

Inherent to this philosophy is the principle that indigenous people must be able to determine and control all aspects of change and decision making at all levels of health care, ensuring that as individuals they are provided with information that enables them to make informed choices, not only for individuals care, but for collective health care within their community.

Core Values

We are Community Focussed: We have a deep awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of others. We walk alongside others to uncover strengths and talents, build community and advocate for social justice.

We are Community Controlled: We are responsive to Community need and we have the capacity to act and to influence because we are connected to and are a trusted member of the community.

We are Transparent: We recognise the need to be responsible in the manner in which we expend funds and are accountable to both our funders and the community.
We are Inclusive: We are non-judgmental, non-discriminatory and accepting of all people.

We are leaders: We are determined, while working with others, to stand courageously for our beliefs.