Pegasus Health celebrates 25 years

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Pegasus Health celebrated its 25 year anniversary on Friday 7 September at the Royal New Zealand Airforce Museum in Wigram, Christchurch.  It was an evening of catching up with colleagues, remembering Pegasus’ origins and recognition of people who have played a key part in the provision of primary health services in Canterbury. Watch a highlight summary

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Soup for the soul

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Pegasus Health’s Wellness Committee organised another delicious winter soup day for staff on Wednesday 15 August. The annual event is designed to lift morale and energy levels at the end of winter. Ingredients were paid for by Pegasus and staff volunteered to make and bring their favourite hot concoction.  A wide range of options were

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New 24HS Clinical Director

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Dr Jasmine Mackay started her new role as Clinical Director for the 24 Hour Surgery (24HS) on Monday 2 July. Jasmine has been working at the 24HS as a Senior Medical Officer for six years. She has taken over the role from Dr Simon Brokenshire who, after nine years as Clinical Director, is returning to a medical

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Stay Flu-Free this winter

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Getting the flu shot every year is your best protection against the flu Flu shots are available from your GP team or some pharmacists – you may even qualify to get it for free. Check out this new website – www.flufree.co.nz. It has useful and myth-busting facts, an interactive ‘build a germ’ game for kids

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Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship recipients

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Each year Pegasus Health invites students who identify as Māori, Pasifika or from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, studying medicine, nursing or allied health to apply for the scholarships. This year 23 students from across the health spectrum received the scholarships at an evening event held on Thursday 31 May 2018. Vince Barry, CEO

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Congratulations to Maria Pasene, Pegasus Health Pasifika Health Manager

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Maria Pasene was presented with an Open for Leadership Award from the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand on Monday 21 May. The Award recognises Maria’s efforts to support Pasifika health in the community through the Tutupu project by increasing the health literacy of Pasifika communities, supporting Pasifika churches to identify health champions and

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world on 12th May each year. Pegasus Health wishes all nurses working at Pegasus and across our network a very happy International Nurses Day and thank you for the hard work you do. For the second year running Pegasus has made available a scholarship for Registered Nurses or

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One year anniversary for 24 Hour Surgery

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This week (10 May) marks the first anniversary of the 24 Hour Surgery relocation to Pegasus House at 401 Madras Street, Christchurch. The transition has gone seamlessly with the new facility providing an improved working environment for our staff and a much better experience for our patients. The busiest day in the last year was

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Want to quit smoking?

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World Smokefree Day 31 May  is the perfect opportunity to encourage and help those who want to quit smoking and support friends and whānau on their quit journey. Find out more about Stop Smoking support available in Canterbury.

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