Welcome to Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service.
Here at PAMS we aim 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 wellbeing of all our aboriginal people.”
Our health team as part of PAMS exits to promote the health and well-being of individual community members and to relieve sickness and suffering of the indigenous community as a whole.
Inherent to this philosophy is the principle that aboriginal 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 individual care but for collective health care within their community.
There are 4 communities that PAMS services, Jigalong, Parnngurr (also known as Cotton Creek), Punmu and Kunawarritji (also known as Well 33).