Visiting the 24 Hour Surgery under COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) Orange

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Know what to expect at the 24 Hour Surgery during COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light) Orange. You can call HealthLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 0800 611 116 for advice. If you come to the 24 Hour Surgery at Traffic Light Red: Walk to the main entrance where you will be

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Cantabrians develop relationships and sexuality educational app for youth of Aotearoa

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A mobile app providing sex, sexuality, relationship, gender, and identity education for young Kiwis, aged 13 to 24, is under development at the University of Canterbury. Faculty of Health lecturer Tracy Clelland, Masters student Cate Mentink, and health educator Jessica McQuoid are the driving force behind the app called Te Puāwaitanga: Beyond the Birds and

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Mental Health and Wellbeing support for Primary Care teams

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Pegasus Senior Clinical Leader and Mt Pleasant GP, Simon Wynn Thomas, has a singular message for clinical teams. “In order to provide quality care to patients, primary health teams need to be in the best shape possible.” “I think it’s really important for GPs to walk the talk. We advise our patients on simple things

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Hornby community served through collaboration

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The Maui Clinic in Hornby is now offering COVID-19 paediatric vaccinations – allowing the pharmacy and Māori and Pasifika health organisations behind the initiative to provide an even better, welcoming environment for the whole whānau. Pharmacist Lucy Shingleton is the clinical lead at the clinic, which opened in July 2021 as a partnership between Hornby

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Creating a welcoming environment for Pasifika

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Samoan community worker, Vailia Afoa-Fui, has put her part-time study on hold to work more hours at a Hornby based COVID-19 vaccination clinic and help protect Canterbury’s Pasifika community. Vailia has worked on reception at the Maui Clinic in the Hornby mall since it opened in July last year. She usually works for the Tangata

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A holistic approach to ABC support for patients who smoke

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As a disease that primarily attacks the lungs and respiratory system, it comes as no surprise that a UK study in 2021 found that smokers were 80% more likely to hospitalised due to COVID-19 than nonsmokers. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, and with preparations for the Omicron wave underway, it’s timely

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Puāwai Healthy Lifestyle Team launch new programme – Puāwai-Kai

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What is Puāwai-kai? Puāwai-Kai is a new, free group lifestyle education and cooking programme run by Pegasus Health. The programme has been developed with feedback from primary care professionals and following nine pilot courses with a wide range of Cantabrians including Māori, Pasifika, men, seniors, and migrant communities. Courses start in the second school term.

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Expansion of Community Testing Sites across Canterbury

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More than a thousand rapid antigen tests (RATs) a day are being distributed through two recently-opened COVID-19 testing stations supported by Pegasus Health. The new stations are at Wigram and Rangiora – and further sites are planned in coming weeks as demand for testing continues to grow. Pegasus Health Practice Relationships Team Leader, Craig Watson,

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Young person’s pragmatic approach to getting the HPV vaccine

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Twelve-year-old Carys Western received her HPV vaccination at her local GP last year. “I knew it was important to get jabbed. I didn’t object to getting it at all. The nurse explained it quite thoroughly. She explained what it would prevent, she was very comforting.” Carys’ mother, Kim Thomas, is a strong advocate for all

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Applications are now open for the Pegasus Workforce Development Scholarships 2022

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We are delighted to invite students who identify as Māori, Pacific or from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities to take part in the Pegasus Health Workforce Development Scholarships for 2022. If you study medicine, nursing, or allied health – apply now! Scholarships are available for students in various stages of medicine, nursing and allied

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