More men needed in nursing

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Michael McIlhone, Pegasus Health Director of Nursing, reflects on males in the profession and how to encourage more. “I’ve been nursing for 44 years. I vividly remember when I commenced my training being the only male in my nursing class. In those days males predominately went into mental health or tertiary nursing. Not many, if

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Special Children’s Christmas Party

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Pegasus Health is honoured to have sponsored the 2021 Special Children’s Christmas Party. This event saw 1,200 very special Cantabrian children celebrate Christmas in a big way. The children invited are all living with challenges, whether that’s ill-health, disability, or difficult home situations. For a few hours, they get to mingle with superheroes, farm animals,

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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 medical advice. If you come to the 24 Hour Surgery at Traffic Light Orange: You will have to wear a mask You

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Simione Tagicakibau – Pegasus Health Pasifika Scholarship Recipient

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Fijian nursing student, Simione (Simi) Tagicakibau, has worked as a nurse around the South Pacific. After achieving his Diploma of Nursing in Fiji and working in Fiji and the Cook Islands, Simi is now undertaking his bachelor through Ara to be able to practice nursing in Aotearoa. He’s currently holding down two casual nursing jobs,

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Menz Medical Nurse, Arnie Scandrett

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Nurse Arnie Scandrett loves working in a male-friendly, relaxed environment where patients can access specialist care, and where he and other Menz Medical staff can impart tips to improve health and wellbeing. “We have to be purposeful in what we are doing. We are here for a reason. We are here  to improve health outcomes

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Scott Chapman on male nursing

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Menz Medical nurse, Scott Chapman, loves his job because he meets lots of people and helps them take better care of themselves. Scott is an Irish-trained nurse who jumped at working at a male-orientated clinic when a job came up in 2019. “I’d never seen a men’s health clinic before, nothing like that exists in

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Providing essential primary health care for young offenders

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The Pegasus Health nursing team, based at Te Puna Wai Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence, is helping to transform the health and lives of young people who are ordered by the courts to stay at the facility. Te Puna Wai is a 40-bed, secure facility near Rolleston that caters for young offenders from age 13 years

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Building a dedicated health and social services hub for youth

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A dedicated youth hub where Pegasus Health practices can refer young people for specialist health and mental health services is a step closer to completion, with construction work on the site scheduled to begin later this year. The first phase of the facility – a health and mental health centre and accommodation for young people

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Pegasus Rainbow community support

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Pegasus Health is aiming to improve access to health care and address health inequities experienced by the rainbow community by partnering with Qtopia, an Ōtautahi-based group providing support to rainbow young people. Jennifer Shields is spearheading the partnership in the newly established role of Rainbow People Health and Wellbeing Advisor which sees her seconded to

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