Pegasus Workforce Development Scholarship Ceremony

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The ‘highlight of the year’, the Pegasus Health Workforce Development Scholarship ceremony was held at Tūranga (Christchurch Main Library) on Thursday 18 May. The scholarships were established by Pegasus Health in 2001 to support members of our priority communities in their journey to working in health care. Pegasus continued this commitment to creating an equitable

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Former Eritrean refugee learns health and lifestyle tips

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As a full-time social work student and part-time worker with the Red Cross, Samuel Hidray Equbazgi struggled to prioritise his health and wellbeing. The former refugee and others from Christchurch’s Eritrean community took part in a Puāwai-Kai healthy lifestyle and cooking course. Samuel says since doing the free 8-week course he is cooking healthier food

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Local Oscar winner overcomes prostate cancer

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Mount Pleasant prostate cancer survivor Hammond Peek (Ngāi Tahu) views his body like a car. Regular check-ups with his GP mean it stays in good order and major problems can be picked up and addressed early. During a check-up in 2019, Hammond’s GP detected elevated levels of PSA (prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced by both

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Rural nurse practitioner shares his passion for nursing

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With International Nurses Days being celebrated globally last month, we sat down and had a chat to Jason Williams, Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Oxford Health to hear about his passion for nursing. Growing up in Florida, Jason graduated from Nursing School in 1995 from the University of Florida before moving to New Zealand in 2005

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Avoid burnout this winter

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Cantabrians should try to avoid feeling guilty about prioritising themselves and regularly practice self-care to lower their risk of burnout and its potential to impact those around them, says Pegasus Health’s Mental Health Clinical Team Leader, Karl Belcher. Serious and prevalent experience of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion is caused by excessive and prolonged stress.

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Pegasus Health Acute Demand Service

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The Acute Demand Service is all about lightening some of the load on hospital services, GPs, and patients. Under the leadership of Senior Medical Officer of Acute Demand, Dr Andrew Meads together with SMOs Dr Belinda van Gruting and Dr Martin Gardner, as well as a dedicated nursing and administrative team, Acute Demand supports patients

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Parental mental health and whānau

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Master’s of Nursing Science student, Lobna Falestine – originally from Egypt – is passionate about both the impact of mental health on whānau and the impact of whānau on mental health recovery. Her lived experience with post-partum depression steered her toward her thesis topic: the impact of parental mental health illness on tamariki, partners, whanau

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