Aged Care Updates – Statewide
Southern Cross Care Tasmania (SCCT)
SCCT Statewide Member Zoom Meeting
The ANMF held a statewide Zoom meeting of SCCT members on Tuesday 25 January 2022. Members discussed the COVID-19 response, staffing, leadership, cuts to servery and catering, and the Enterprise Agreement (EA) Protected Action Ballot (PAB). Thanks to members for their attendance in this busy time.
Changes to leadership at SCC Guildford Young Grove and Fairway Rise
ANMF members await the arrival of new Facility Managers at Guilford Young Grove and at Fairway Rise. Members have raised concerns about the inconsistency of clinical support, stores availability, and appropriate supplies for wound care. Also staffing, and staff replacements are closely related to the absence of these leaders. This is having a profound effect on morale and teamwork in the sites affected. The ANMF encourages members to look after themselves and their colleagues in these unreasonable situations and use internal SCCT reporting systems if you can, to highlight these issues.
Enterprise Agreement (EA)
The ANMF eagerly awaits the result of your Protected Action Ballot (PAB). The voting closed on Wednesday 2 February 2022. Look out for an email with updates. Unfortunately, the HACSU PAB did not succeed.
The ANMF has received the SCCT response to our questions about COVID-19 preparation. Click here to read more.
Changes to Servery and Catering
The ANMF is still getting feedback from members about the impact of this change, especially on care staff and their ability to provide adequate fluids and nutrition to residents. If you have any concerns please contact our Member Support Team via email at email@example.com
Updates correct as at 3 February 2022.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary