Public Sector Updates – North
Launceston General Hospital
Operating Room Suite
On 22 March, the ANMF met with Operating Room Suite (ORS) Workplace Representatives to discuss the Tasmanian Health Service response to the Step 1 Grievance. Workplace Representatives have expressed a preference to recirculate the 2020 workload survey, develop a shift-by-shift survey whereby members can document daily workload concerns as they arise, and reconvene a meeting with members to consider progressing the matter to a Step 2 Grievance. In the interim the ANMF will schedule a meeting with Tasmanian Health Service to discuss their Step 1 Grievance response and negotiate a way forward to resolve the workload concerns.
Crisis Assessment Treatment Team (CATT)
On 22 March, the ANMF attended the inaugural working group meeting for the Crisis Assessment Treatment Team (CATT) workload model development. The ANMF have set the agenda for the working group listing priorities for discussion/development. The next working group is scheduled for 27 April 2021. Further updates to follow via email.
On 29 March, the ANMF were advised by the Tasmanian Health Service that the business case for the additional midwife on night shift for 4O/B has been approved. This is a great outcome for members. Click here to see the latest update.
The ANMF has lodged an application in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission following the agreed increase to staffing levels at the Launceston General Hospital Emergency Department being denied. Click here to see the latest update.
On 22 March, the ANMF met with members to discuss the Tasmanian Health Service response to concerns raised on behalf of members regarding the proposed benchmarking. The ANMF will now progress this matter to a Step 1 Grievance along with developing a workload monitoring form so members can document daily workload concerns as the arise. Further updates to follow via email.
Updates correct as at 1 April 2021.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary