Public Sector Updates – North
Launceston General Hospital
On Thursday 17 September, the ANMF appeared in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) on behalf of members in the Launceston General Hospital Medical Ward 4D. The ANMF argued that the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) had breached the consultation terms of the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award in relation to the introduction of Northern Coronary Care Unit (NCCU) beds to Medical Ward 4D. The Commission Agreed. You can read the latest information sent to members here.
On Thursday 24 September, the ANMF met with members in the Launceston General Hospital Emergency Department to discuss the current workload grievance and new benchmarking for 2020. Members endorsed the increase in Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) that was identified via the eTool Benchmarking however noted that this would not fix the workload issue associated with the current bed block. Read the latest update sent to members here.
The ANMF has implemented a member survey for members on Ward 4O/B in relation to the long outstanding Workload Grievance that goes back to July 2019. The survey is open until 2 October 2020 and has been sent to members via email. If you did not receive the email with survey link, please get in touch with our Member Support Team here.
The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) plan to conduct an external review of the Specialist Clinics at the Launceston General Hospital. The ANMF are to be involved in developing the Terms of Reference, however the review will have a limited capacity to assess workloads.
Updates correct as at 1 October 2020.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary