Public Sector Updates – South
Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH)
Emergency Department (ED)
The ANMF conducted a member meeting in the RHH Emergency Department on Thursday 2 June 2022, to consult with members regarding current working conditions in relation to workloads and staffing etc. The discussions were robust and productive with members suggesting instigation of ANMF workload forms in order to better encapsulate the current situation in real-terms and real-time. The ANMF will endeavour to have a draft of the same ready for distribution as soon as practicable and will relay this to members via a separate email.
Inpatient Oncology – Ward 9A
On Tuesday 31 May 2022, the ANMF conducted a member meeting in the RHH Inpatient Oncology (Ward 9A) to discuss current nursing conditions within the unit, in the context of the as yet finalised Grievance dating back to 2021. Members present spoke highly of the implementation of the afternoon Registered Nurse (RN) shift on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays as well as the use of additional Full Time Equivalent (FTE) garnered via re-Benchmarking at 100% for the sake of Clinical Coaching positions. As such, the ANMF has formally closed this matter and welcomes the opportunity for monthly meetings with local management to ensure any future matters are raised and resolved in a timely fashion.
Updates correct as at 9 June 2022.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary