Who We Are

Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd is a primary care network performing the function of a Primary Health Organisation (PHO), as well as supporting general practices and community based health providers within Canterbury to deliver quality health care to over 445,000 enrolled patients.

Since our beginnings in 1992, we have been committed to improving the health outcomes for the people of Canterbury. Our innovations continue to lead health service design and delivery across the country and internationally.

We are part of the Canterbury Clinical Network and work closely with a range of organisations, including the Canterbury District Health Board and other alliance partners, to enable the delivery of primary health care to the community and to assist in the continuous improvement of our wider health care system.

We provide a range of services for the community focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our population and provide essential 24 hour care, 365 days per year for the population of Canterbury through the 24 Hour Surgery.

What drives us

Our vision is that we are an international centre of excellence for the development and provision of primary and community based healthcare.

Our mission is to achieve improved health through high performing teams and innovative community and primary healthcare.

Our ‘Organisational values’ are:

  • trust and respect;
  • communication;
  • development of potential;
  • continuous improvement; and
  • teamwork.

In our decisions, we show that we are:

  • Patient and customer-centred;
  • Striving for equitable health outcomes;
  • Safe, effective and informed by current evidence;
  • Partners in an integrated health care system;
  • Committed to continuous improvement through the use of appropriate data;
  • Clinically led and Independent in our advocacy.

Charitable Objects

  • The enhancement of health and health care and facilitation of the provision of health care to individuals, their whānau/families and all the population of Canterbury;
  • The improvement of the health status of individuals, their whānau/families and all the population of Canterbury;
  • The reduction of disparities between the health of Māori and other identified groups within the population of Canterbury and the reduction of barriers to the timely access to appropriate health services;
  • The education of the public and health care providers as to health related issues;
  • The greater participation of the population of Canterbury in health related issues through proactive consultation and communication with Communities and in keeping with the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi;
  • The improved availability of health related information;
  • The improvement of integration and liaison between health care providers and others in Canterbury to ensure that health care services are coordinated around the needs of the population of Canterbury; and
  • The creation or development of or the enhancement of co-operation with other entities that have similar objects.

The references to Canterbury in this constitution means the area within the jurisdiction of the Canterbury District Health Board pursuant to the provisions of Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 or such larger areas as may be determined by the Board.