Pegasus has been honored with the COVID-19 Response Recognition Award for our attitude and commitment to our community during COVID-19. To commemorate this achievement and express our gratitude, we recently gathered for a morning tea celebration. It was a moment to recognise the hard work and dedication of every individual who has contributed over the years.
Lisa Brennan, GM Patient and Provider Services, summed up our journey with the analogy ‘Health is like flying a plane while you’re trying to build it’.
“Navigating COVID-19 has been a constant process of adapting and shaping our response to changing circumstances. Our collective efforts have been truly impressive!” said Lisa.
We established community testing centres, starting with Orchard Road and eventually expanding to various locations across the city, including Ashburton. Additionally, we expanded our attention to vaccination efforts, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community members.
Throughout this period, our patient facing teams have displayed resilience and adaptability. The 24 Hour Surgery team, in particular, created a safe outdoor triage area, prioritising the safety of our patients. Meanwhile, our behind-the-scenes teams continued to work in a new virtual environment, enabling us to continue delivering essential healthcare services.
The overall message we took home from COVID was the incredible spirit of unity and collaboration. People kept saying, “Yes, how can I help? What can I do?” This spirit of unity and collaboration has been the driving force behind our success.