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Public Sector Updates – North

Launceston General Hospital

Ward 5D

The ANMF met with 5D members on Tuesday 2 August 2022 to discuss the Tasmanian Health Service’s (THS) response to the Step 1 grievance raised in relation to 5D workloads. Read the attached newsflash for a full report on discussion at the meeting as well as having an opportunity to complete the member survey on solutions for the current short staffing. Click here to read the latest communication to members.

Ward 5B

The ANMF met with Ward 5B members on Tuesday 26 July 2022 to discuss the ongoing workload challenges. We have now raised the matter as a Step 1 Grievance. Read the attached newsflash for a full report. Click here to read the latest communication to members.

Wards 4O/4B

On Friday 29 July 2022, the ANMF met with Wards 4O/4B members regarding the outcomes of the Step 2 Specialist panel meeting held with Tasmanian Health Service (THS) management representatives on Wednesday 15 June 2022. The ANMF has now re-engaged THS management requesting that the Step 2 Special panel reconvene. Read the attached newsflash for a full report. Click here to read the latest communication to members.

Emergency Department (ED)

On Friday 12 August 2022, the ANMF met with LGH ED members and discussed concerns with ANMF representatives for a plan to close four beds on 5D for two weeks to allow some respite for 5D staff who have been working significant amounts of Overtime and Double Shifts. The ANMF has listened to members in ED and will now take the matter back to our 5D members for further consultation and will work up a plan to ensure THS Management are accountable for ensuring safe staffing for both ED and 5D. This process may include referring the matter to Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC). Read the attached newsflash for a full report.

Updates correct as at 18 August 2022.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary

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