Mistletoe and Milestone for Senior Chef

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Christmas celebrations were combined with a significant milestone for Senior Chef Graduates last Friday. Senior Chef is a free programme administered by Pegasus Health that teaches older people living alone or with one other person, practical cooking skills, meal planning, budgeting, shopping tips and good nutrition. The programme welcomed its 2000th participant earlier this year

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Pegasus Health recognised at Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards

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The Canterbury Health System Quality Improvement Showcase was held on Thursday 6 December 2018. The showcase is an exciting and inspiring opportunity to share ideas and learnings as well as celebrate the presentation of the Quality Improvement Innovations Awards. This year Pegasus Health staff were recipients for two of the awards: Health Equity for all

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Children and young people to benefit from donations

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Children waiting in the 24 Hour Surgery (24HS) in Christchurch and young people in Oranga Tamariki Residences will benefit from wonderful donations from the Countdown Kids Appeal this year. This annual appeal has been providing support for children’s hospitals around New Zealand since 2007. Each year, thousands of Countdown and hospital staff rally their communities

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Exciting news about Pegasus Health’s new locum service BeeFoundNZ

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BeeFound, an online platform that enables General Practice to search for and book GP, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, and Enrolled Nurse Locums has been named as one of three finalists in the New Zealand section at the 2018 NZHIT Innovation Awards. New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) is an industry group of health software companies, partners,

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 12 – 18 November 2018

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The growth of antibiotic resistance is a major global threat and has triggered repeated calls to improve the way we use antibiotics. Antibiotic use is a major driver of resistance and New Zealand has comparatively high rates of antibiotic use compared to other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The World Health Organization

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Diabetes Action Month

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November is Diabetes Action Month. Through a month of action, Diabetes NZ will raise awareness and encourage action to challenge Kiwis to ‘Act Now To Live Well’. This year Diabetes NZ is busting the myths about diabetes by looking at how common misconceptions and judgement can affect people living with diabetes. They encourage all New

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Royal support for 1737

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Pegasus Health is proud joint owner (with Procare) of Homecare Medical which provides 1737, a mental health service that is free to call or text anytime, 24/7. Homecare Medical CEO Andrew Slater said on a facebook post today: “So honoured to be meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today in Wellington to discuss mental health. Very proud that the Duchess

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Positive Ageing Expo 1 October 2018

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The Pegasus Population Health & Community Engagement Team contributed to this year’s Positive Ageing Expo held on the first of October at Papanui High School. The event was successfully organized by Age Concern NZ. The Positive Ageing Expo was well attended with over 2,500 people visiting the variety of stalls and exhibits from the participating organisations

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Canterbury Business Leader Named as New Chair of Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd

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Pegasus Health is delighted to announce its newly elected chair is Peter Townsend, CNZM. Peter, the son and brother of general practitioners has been an independent director on the Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd Board for 11 years as well as being a member of the Pegasus Community Board and Finance, Audit and Risk Committees. Pegasus

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