Newsflash: Private Sector Hospitals
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) have been working in conjunction with the ANMF Federal Office to swiftly advocate for all private sector hospital members affected by last Friday’s breaking news that private hospitals planned, or had, stood down nurses and midwives due to the suspension of elective surgery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ANMF Federal Secretary met with Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt and Industrial Relations Minister, Christian Porter to lobby to ensure support for all nurses, midwives and care workers who are employed in private hospitals across Australia. The ANMF were able to secure a commitment to ensure that all nurses, midwives and care workers working in private hospitals would be assured of ongoing employment after the Federal Government agreed to offer financial assistance after suspending all elective surgery from 1 April 2020.
If you have any concerns regarding your employment, please contact our Member Support Team via email email@example.com or call (03) 6223 67777 or 1800 001 241 (if outside Hobart). Due to COVID-19 the Team are now practicing social isolation and working from home, baring this in mind, email is the preferred and fastest way of contacting them.
Updates correct as at 3 April 2020
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary