Congratulations to Maria Pasene, Pegasus Health Pasifika Health Manager

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Maria Pasene was presented with an Open for Leadership Award from the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand on Monday 21 May. The Award recognises Maria’s efforts to support Pasifika health in the community through the Tutupu project by increasing the health literacy of Pasifika communities, supporting Pasifika churches to identify health champions and

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world on 12th May each year. Pegasus Health wishes all nurses working at Pegasus and across our network a very happy International Nurses Day and thank you for the hard work you do. For the second year running Pegasus has made available a scholarship for Registered Nurses or

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One year anniversary for 24 Hour Surgery

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This week (10 May) marks the first anniversary of the 24 Hour Surgery relocation to Pegasus House at 401 Madras Street, Christchurch. The transition has gone seamlessly with the new facility providing an improved working environment for our staff and a much better experience for our patients. The busiest day in the last year was

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Want to quit smoking?

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World Smokefree Day 31 May  is the perfect opportunity to encourage and help those who want to quit smoking and support friends and whānau on their quit journey. Find out more about Stop Smoking support available in Canterbury.

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Fight Flu

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Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. Many people won’t feel sick at all, but can still pass it on to others. Influenza can be anywhere. Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable and while contact does not necessarily mean infection, it does mean that you are  never far

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New designated Registered Nurse Prescriber

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Congratulations to Chelsea Jones, Registered Nurse, Acute Demand 24 Hour Surgery. Chelsea has completed the Registered Nurse Prescribing pathway. Once she is formally endorsed by the Nursing Council, Chelsea will be authorised to prescribe specific medications for patients (with medical support for the first 12 months). Chelsea is the second Designated Prescriber – Registered Nurse

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Canterbury Polyfest a highlight on the cultural festival calendar

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Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Nisa bula vinaka and warm pasifika greetings. On Saturday 17 March 2018 Pegasus health staff attended and supported  Canterbury Polyfest, a highlight on the cultural festival calendar and an opportunity for Pasifika youth, their families and communities to share their colourful and exuberant culture with the

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