Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service participated in a World Sepsis Awareness Git Up Dance Challenge on Friday 13th September 2019. It started out as a National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard 2 Partnering with Consumers initiative and a NIHRACS commitment to ‘My Home Life Principles’ with the emphasis on the importance of positive relationships, teamwork, being appreciative, caring conversations, and developing best practice together. Janie Bunk and Megan Adams are the Leaders of NSQHS Standard Two Portfolio and both excelled with their commitment to positive teamwork involving all staff in this activity to promote Community and staff awareness. Staff from all areas of the Health service were involved which included Nursing, Medical, Allied Health, and Administration staff. Everyone had so much fun at ‘dance practise’ which exceeded our expectations! The entire team excelled supporting each other and being involved. The Git Up Dance Challenge with an awareness of the Sepsis focus. So many people were asking what the pink balloons were for and why we were dressed in pink! The staff even had a ‘Pink Party’ with pink food, and the patients and residents were served pink fish and pink potatoes for lunch. The Hospital Cook, Jenny Gow (Hen) went above and beyond preparing the food for the staff party and the patients / residents in the hospital and the Aged Care Facility. It really raised the Sepsis Awareness in the entire Norfolk Island community.
If you would like to watch the team in action doing the Git Up dance, check out: https://youtu.be/9CgyE0wb6C4
Some photos of the pink themed morning tea and the Git Up dance team: