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ASIST program continues momentum to provide life-saving skills
Posted 05 July 2022 ASIST program continues momentum to provide life-saving skills

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) delivered another Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop in Newman to provide training on suicide first aid.

Winners of the World No Tobacco Day Photo Competition
Posted 17 June 2022 Winners of the World No Tobacco Day Photo Competition

Find out which photos won the PAMS 2022 World No Tobacco Day Photo Competition.

PAMS T-Shirt Design
Posted 01 June 2022 PAMS T-Shirt Design

Help us design our uniform! The winner from each community will have their drawing featured on the new PAMS uniform. Closing date June 30th.

PAMS journeys ‘upstream’ to promote preventative health
Posted 19 May 2022 PAMS journeys ‘upstream’ to promote preventative health

The PAMS board and management team have started on a journey ‘upstream’ to prevent health problems before they happen.

Official Opening of the PAMS Newman Dialysis Centre
Posted 29 April 2022 Official Opening of the PAMS Newman Dialysis Centre

The Dialysis Centre at the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) Newman Clinic has officially opened today on Thursday 28 April 2022.

Dialysis clinic close to completion
Posted 03 March 2022 Dialysis clinic close to completion

The dialysis machines have been connected to the water system and turned on for the first time.

Stay At Home Program
Posted 03 March 2022 Stay At Home Program

Thank you to BHP Western Australia for funding the satellite project, enabling our communities to stay on Country while getting quality medical service from PAMS online.

World No Tobacco Day Photography Competition
Posted 14 February 2022 World No Tobacco Day Photography Competition

The Puyu Paki photography competition focuses on the World No Tobacco Day theme for 2022 is “Protect the environment.”

Proof of vaccination requirements
Posted 01 February 2022 Proof of vaccination requirements

From Monday 31st January, proof of vaccination for aged 16 and above will be required state wide.

ASIST program empowers community to help save lives
Posted 31 January 2022 ASIST program empowers community to help save lives

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) co-facilitated an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) and LivingWorks on January 24th and 25th to upskill the community in suicide prevention methods.

Get COVID Ready
Posted 19 January 2022 Get COVID Ready

With WA's borders set to reopen in early February 2022, now is the time to make preparations for directions to isolate in the vent of a positive COVID-19 result.

Robby Chibawe honoured with IPAA Leadership Award
Posted 09 December 2021 Robby Chibawe honoured with IPAA Leadership Award

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) has been honoured as the Leader of the Year in the Not-for-Profit Sector by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) for his role in delivering enhanced outcomes for the community.

Have your say about the future of health care
Posted 17 November 2021 Have your say about the future of health care

Have you used telehealth or digital technologies for healthcare appointments? We want to hear from you!

COVID vaccine information translated into local Martu language
Posted 22 October 2021 COVID vaccine information translated into local Martu language

COVID-19 vaccine advertising resources has been developed by Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) in the local Martu community language to support the vaccination roll out and counter misinformation that’s causing vaccine hesitancy.

Notice regarding GP shortage
Posted 20 October 2021 Notice regarding GP shortage

Due to the COVID-19 border closures and the inability to source doctors, PAMS Newman GP Clinic will only have one doctor for four days a week from Wednesday the 27th of October.

Notice of change in operating hours
Posted 08 October 2021 Notice of change in operating hours

Please be advised that from Monday 11th of October, PAMS Newman Clinic will be closed from 1pm - 2pm.

PAMS to provide transport to and from health appointments for Aboriginal
Posted 30 August 2021 PAMS to provide transport to and from health appointments for Aboriginal communities

Earlier this month, PAMS received a $133,000 Lotterywest grant to purchase a 4WD van which will accommodate up to 8 passengers and allow for wheelchair transportation.

Rowan's Walk raising awareness on mental health
Posted 13 August 2021 Rowan's Walk raising awareness on mental health

This week we participated in Rowan’s Walk to help raise awareness for mental health and remember those who have lost their lives to suicide.

PAMS thanks the Newman community for stepping up to get the Pfizer jab
Posted 12 August 2021 PAMS thanks the Newman community for stepping up to get the Pfizer jab

PAMS Chief Executive Officer, Robby Chibawe thanks the community for stepping up to receive their COVID-19 vaccination to help keep the community safe.

PAMS gets behind Rowan's Walk to support suicide prevention awareness
Posted 21 July 2021 PAMS gets behind Rowan's Walk to support suicide prevention awareness

PAMS and WA Police are working collaboratively with other organisations in Newman including the Shire of East Pilbara, Newman Futures and WA Country Health Service to support Rowan’s Walk.

Pfizer COVID vaccine now available at PAMS
Posted 09 July 2021 Pfizer COVID vaccine now available at PAMS

We are pleased to inform the community that Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) has secured the Pfizer vaccination for our community.

Meet Dr Simon Slota-Kan
Posted 07 July 2021 Meet Dr Simon Slota-Kan

We're lucky to have Dr Simon Slota-Kan on our team. Learn more about Dr Simon Slota-Kan below and our commitment to improving Aboriginal health.

Community invited to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021
Posted 29 June 2021 Community invited to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021

PAMS will be celebrating NAIDOC across a range of community events in Newman, Nullagine and Jigalong.

Perth and Peel COVID-19 Lockdown
Posted 29 June 2021 Perth and Peel COVID-19 Lockdown

Perth and Peel will enter a minimum 4-day lockdown from 12:01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 12.01am, Saturday 3 July, 2021.

Newman-Jigalong link established thanks to BHP's support
Posted 31 May 2021 Newman-Jigalong link established thanks to BHP's support

PAMS has finally built the Newman-Jigalong link with support from BHP under the Newman clinic co-funding support.

BHP commits $1.9 million for new dialysis clinic in Newman
Posted 20 May 2021 BHP commits $1.9 million for new dialysis clinic in Newman

BHP has provided $1.9 million to the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) to establish a dialysis clinic at the PAMS healthcare centre in Newman.

Kunawarritji Community BBQ
Posted 06 May 2021 Kunawarritji Community BBQ

PAMS CEO Robby Chibawe visited Kunawarritji Community recently to host a Community BBQ and had a yarn with the local community on the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Minister Ken Wyatt visits PAMS to discuss health programs
Posted 05 May 2021 Minister Ken Wyatt visits PAMS to discuss health programs

Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt visited PAMS last week and met with PAMS CEO to discuss health programs and COVID-19 vaccine rollout

PAMS Youth
Posted 03 May 2021 PAMS Youth

PAMS actively engage with youth to promote self-esteem, resilience, confidence and connection to culture and country.

Cultural actions catalogue development
Posted 29 April 2021 Cultural actions catalogue development

The Be You team travelled to Broome last month to workshop and develop the content for the e-book and Cultural Actions Catalogue which will become a Be You resource for AIEO, ATA, educators and other members of the learning community.

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