A Royal North Shore ICU Tradition…
As part of a long-standing tradition, on Melbourne Cup Day, the ICU at RNSH stages its own race. Nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, support service staff, visitors and varied others take part in a highly competitive relay event through the corridors of the ICU.
The thoroughbred horses are dusted off for the occasion, and jockeys in matching silks get down on their knees to fight for the coveted trophy.
The race is not short on controversy. Argy bargy and minor injuries are common, and this year’s event was marked by the first disqualification in its history, with the doctors being ruled out for crossing the line without a complete set of silks (and for a frankly hostile crash tackle in the final furlong). Winners were Pete and Lauren from 6F. Congratulations!
The 2015 race was preceded by the inaugural Fascinator Cup, which was taken by Rachel of 6H for a geisha inspired ensemble which impressed the judges.