Sitting on top of the world

24/11/2017

PATIENTS, staff and volunteers of Cairns Hospital are sitting on top of the world lip syncing and dancing to one of Australian singing sensation Delta Goodrem’s singles.
The video, released today, brings awareness to helping improve health outcomes in the Far North.
Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation chairman Dr Ken Chapman said the song was an inspirational example of the close partnership between the Foundation, Cairns Hospital staff, volunteers and patients.
“It really is an amazingly heart-warming snapshot of the incredible people we work with every day, and what can be achieved,” Dr Chapman said.
“We hope that people will see this, be inspired, share it and we can help even more patients in the Far North ‘sit on top of the world’,” he said.
 “The project is something the team had wanted to create for a long time, but it was a chance meeting with a connection with the Sony Foundation that really sparked the fire,” Dr Chapman said.
Videographer Norbert von der Heidt and director Brad Newton donated 2.5 days to filming the project, and the Foundation had incredible support from staff, volunteers and patients. The whole video actually was produced by 92 amazing local people.
“We know some of the hospital staff said to us they found it to be a great team-building project and it’s really wonderful for people to be having fun, and supporting a great cause.”
Patient Skye Vass, mum of three, said the video was exciting to be involved in.
“After the twins arrived I was in hospital for a little while and used a piece of equipment the Foundation had bought, so it really brought home to me how important it was to be involved and make a difference,” she said.
“I always feel like I receive really amazing care at the Cairns Hospital. Everything is really focussed on the patient, which is wonderful.”

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