Some mornings, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally walked into an exercise class.
Eight weeks ago, 26 nurses, doctors, and administrative staff in the Peri Operative Service embarked on a weight loss challenge and competition.
There were fitness workouts completed prior to commencement of theatre lists, which included daily push ups, a skipping challenge to and from Theatre (with patients joining in with encouragement,) pilates and a brief Zumba session or two.
All staff really got behind the challenge, either by entering the competition themselves or through encouragement for those working to lose weight.
A total of 55.4 kg was lost by all staff!
Congratulations to everyone that got involved, and particularly Georgia Buckley, Dayna Stewart and Kim Waddell, that lost about 7 kg each!
Want to try something like this in your team?
Contact Peri Operative Service Nurse Unit Manager Janine Ingram to learn more about they did it in Theatre!