Hard-working healthcare workers at False Bay Hospital in Fish Hoek were treated to a special show on Tuesday evening [February 23], when the Cape Town Highlanders Regimental Association Band put on a performance of note.
Their performance forms part of a broader community outreach programme, representing the Cape Town Highlanders Regimental Association in supporting frontline healthcare workers.
A spokesperson from the Cape Town Highlanders Regimental Association Band told Cape Town ETC that some of the Association’s members and their families work in frontline healthcare roles.
They were inspired to begin this initiative after hearing stories from them of how difficult it has been working in a highly pressured environment, constantly at risk, and having to deal with patients – and sometimes colleagues – passing away.
“All of our regular band performances had stopped some time ago, so we thought we would demonstrate some support for workers coming off their shift, and put a bit of a spring in the step of those arriving for night shift, by playing at the evening shift change,” the spokesperson added.
“We initially did this at Louis Leipoldt hospital in late January and – following the success of that – we have received numerous requests to play at other hospitals, so we are currently playing at a different hospital every week.”
The healthcare workers and patients appeared to really enjoy the performance, clapping and dancing along.
Watch the moment here:
Video embedded filmed by Rose Wikström