With an increase in numbers of disabled people in our community, Pegasus Health wants to ensure that there is accessible information throughout the Canterbury Health System.

Pegasus aims to create an inclusive and positive healthcare experience for those with disabilities, with it being identified as a priority population to reach and support.

“Accessible health information is crucial for people with disabilities. It enables better access to health services which can be very difficult otherwise. Accessible information helps people understand diagnosis, treatment options, medical instructions and improve health outcomes. We have a responsibility to provide accessible health information for all of our people, including those with disabilities,” Anna Thorpe, Population Health Specialist at Pegasus Health said.

Two new consumer representatives with lived and professional experience with disability have been appointed to the Clinical Quality Advisory Board, and Population Health Advisory Board. With other planning underway for disability workshops and guidelines.