Pegasus Health rewards Māori health students

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04 Jul 2013

Pegasus Health recently recognised essential attributes for working with Māori - compassion and desire to make a difference - awarding CPIT students with Pegasus Health Māori Workforce Development Scholarships to help with their studies.

Nursing student Rochelle Pereiro (Te Arawa and Ngāti Whakaue) and midwifery students Candice Cleave (Te Āti Awa and Kai Tahu) and Jaydeen Waretini (Te Āti Hau Nui-a-Paparangi), along with three medicine students, each received a financial reward plus mentoring and support.

Pegasus Health Scholarship winners

Pegasus Health Awards from left to right (back) Mark Liddle, Dr Matea Gillies, Ben Wilkinson, Dr Martin Seers, (front) Rochelle Pereiro, Jaydeen Waretini, Candice Cleave and Katie Sleeman.

“Pegasus Health has for many years acknowledged the importance of having Māori health professionals working with our people in the community,” a Pegasus Health spokesperson said. “Like every other year, we’re continually amazed with the calibre of Māori students who have chosen health as their career pathway and this year was no different. All students have aspirations to work in primary health and in their applications all showed real compassion and a desire to make a difference for Māori.

“It is future health professionals such as these who will make an important contribution to improving the health of our community.”