Practice Relationship Team gains from giving back

The newly-formed Practice Relationship Team chose to spend their recent team building day ‘giving back’. They spent the day planting native trees at Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetlands. The wetlands are home to many native wetland plants and birds, it also has a 4km loop walking track with boardwalks, viewing platforms and an information centre.

Practice Relationship Manager Donna Gardiner said the team came together about six months ago and ‘wanted to do something out of the office to bond’. “We looked at things like an escape room or a dinner but decided we wanted to do something that gave back and was meaningful.”

“It was nice to do something for the community. Plus, while we were planting we could relax and were able to chat and get to know each other better as people rather than colleagues in an office.”

The Practice Relationship Team

  • Formed in 2021. Consists of a team leader, four practice relationship managers and a service coordinator.
  • Promotes and fosters partnership between Pegasus Health and general practices by guiding, supporting, and assisting with business models of care
    and process manager expertise.
  • Each practice is assigned a relationship manager as their first point of contact.

Cover image: (From left) Chenoa Walker, Lovey Ratima-Rapson, Mark Henare, Karen O’Malley, Donna Gardiner on their team building day volunteering at the
Travis Wetland. Craig Watson (absent).


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