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When called on by Nurse Practitioner Vickii Hughes to Git Up, staff from Logan Hospital’s Emergency ED couldn’t wait to accept the challenge!
“We saw the video from West Moreton and I asked if anyone was keen,” Vickii said.
With around 70 staff wanting be involved and daily practise sessions for two weeks, the scene was set for a major cowboy boogie.
Vickii said rehearsals were attended by staff in their lunch breaks with others coming to work on their days off and holidays just to be part of the fun.
“As part of LED (Logan ED) Life, our wellness group, I help organise events for staff and because we are a large department we don’t always know other staff members so this was a great way to bring people together.
“Watching their faces after a long day on the floor and then practising for 15 to 20 minutes - now that’s mindfulness right there. Smiling and laughing with each other is the best.”
Vickii said the team had been tracking the success of the video since it was “released” on Friday.
“We have been blown away, the whole team is a buzz which is exciting,” she said.
“The day that we aired on three TV stations my phone went off like a top.
“Staff have been asked for autographs and selfies and the comments have been really supportive; it was worth every moment and I’m so proud of everyone.”
Vickii said she was already thinking of the next big ED challenge but admitted this one would be hard to beat.
“We might have to amp up our bake-offs, tearoom puzzles and games!”