Public Sector Updates – South
Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH)
Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (NPICU)
The ANMF has collated the results of the recently conducted member survey and is formulating strategies as to how/when this should be reviewed with Tasmanian Health Service (THS) management. A member meeting is anticipated soon to convey major outcomes to members – notification to come via an email.
Outpatient Oncology (8A)
The ANMF continues to advocate on behalf of members working in the Outpatient Oncology Unit regarding current workloads and staffing, with the next meeting of the Step Two Grievance Panel scheduled for Monday 29 November 2021. The ANMF anticipates arranging a member meeting ASAP after this event in order to provide feedback, as well as seeking direction on how best to proceed the Grievance.
Statewide Mental Health Services (SMHS)
Roy Fagan Centre (RFC)
The ANMF has received a formal response from SMHS regarding proposed interim safe staffing measures to be implemented at RFC whilst broader processes of review are undertaken over the coming months and years. This letter will be dispersed to members via separate emails and a flyer will be forthcoming advising of a date/time for a member meeting for discussion and resolution of any further courses of action.
Other THS sites
Eastern Shore Community Nursing
The ANMF has written to THS senior management with Interim Safe Staffing measures as directed by members. The reply from the THS does not contain any commitment to deal with overwhelming and crippling workloads. The ANMF met with members on Wednesday 24 November 2021 to discuss the matter and take further direction from them. Meanwhile, staff have implemented their own safety measures and reduced their IPM workload.
Bruny Island Community Health Centre (BICHC)
ANMF members met via Zoom with the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) on Tuesday 23 November 2021. The THS has directed staff to stop call outs. This has created a dilemma for nurses, and there has already been an incident where confusion meant there were two simultaneous response situations. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tasmanian Ambulance Service (TAS) Joe Acker has committed to visit BICHC along with the ANMF soon. The THS says a change proposal should be out in the next 4 weeks.
Updates correct as at 25 November 2021.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary
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