By Jasmine Kazlauskas
A group of fun-loving nurses have shot to fame for their impressive rendition of the viral ‘Git Up’ challenge – with the incredible footage racking up millions of views online.
Emergency department staff at Logan Hospital in Queensland, Australia, put on a remarkable performance of singer Blanco Brown’s song ‘Git Up’ – a two-step cowboy boogie – which inspired thousands of viral dance challenges online.
The impressive routine was a team effort amongst the staff – with rehearsals taking place on lunch breaks, and nurses even coming in on their days off and holidays just to be part of the fun.
Their efforts paid off big time as the feel-good video rapidly went viral, racking up over 2.5 million views online after it was uploaded last month.
Logan Hospital’s Director of Emergency Dr Yolande Weiner is thrilled with the response, saying that the staff deserved recognition for the important work they do for the community.
She said: “Our ED staff are true heroes – they are hard-working and committed to caring for people and saving lives every day.
“We have been blown away by the response, the whole team is a buzzing with excitement.
“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.”
The challenge was part of the department’s staff wellness program which focuses on building workplace culture, which Dr Weiner says directly impacts on the patient experience.
She added: “Healthy and happy staff who work as a team means better patient care — which is our number one priority.
“Working in an Emergency Department can be an extremely high-pressure environment, so team-building and stress relief are critical to avoiding staff burnout and maintaining an engaged and high-performing team.”
“Watching their faces after a long day on the floor and then practicing for 15 to 20 minutes, that’s mindfulness right there.
“Smiling and laughing with each other is the best.”