Annual Delegates Conference – Review
Although shortened from two days to just one, delegates were still able to hear from a great line-up of speakers including ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler, Tasmanian Health Minister Sarah Courtney, and Angela Vincent from Natural State Hypnosis. A COVID-19 plenary session also provided attendees with the opportunity to hear from and speak with Chief Nurse and Midwife Francine Douce, Secretary of Health Kathrine Morgan-Wicks and Director of Public Health Mark Veitch. This session in particular, provided an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 preparedness strategies, outbreak management processes and procedures, discuss the longer-term health impacts of COVID-19 on individuals, healthcare systems, and the community, as well as speak to their experiences as healthcare workers.
This year, like those in the past, the ANMF made a donation to a charity in lieu of speaker gifts. We were proud to present this donation to Laurel House. Laurel House support recovery, education, and awareness for sexual assault in the North and North West of Tasmania. Please click here for more information on Laurel House.
We’d like to thank major sponsor HESTA and minor sponsor ME Bank for their support of our Workplace Reps as part of this year’s ADC. Without partners like these, we’d not be able to continue our delegates conference. We encourage you to look into what these providers can offer you as ANMF members.
Over the day we also had the opportunity to share some great gifts and prizes with our Workplace Reps as part of 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. These items were thoughtfully donated by local businesses such as Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Tibballs Nursery, Botanical Flowers, Nurses and Midwives Health, and Tasmanian Hand Sanitiser to name a few.
Become a Rep:
If days like Friday sound like something you would like to get involved with and you are not already an ANMF Workplace Rep, we encourage you to learn more and sign up by clicking here.
Updates correct as at 26 November 2020.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary