Public Sector Updates – South
Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH)
The ANMF attended the Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) on Wednesday 21 December 2022, to discuss the outstanding workload concerns of members working at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Ward 8A. It had been agreed at the Step 2 Specialist Panel, following the ANMF raising a workload grievance on behalf of members, to implement a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) position. The ANMF is now seeking the assistance of the independent umpire in resolving the workload concerns and is seeking that the CNC position is implemented as a matter of urgency, as previously agreed between the ANMF and Tasmanian Health Service (THS). The ANMF will circulate a newsflash communication to members at the conclusion of the conference on Wednesday 21 December 2022.
The ANMF met offsite with members from Ward Peacock 3 (P3) in the Repatriation Centre. Members expressed concern about workloads, rostering issues, staffing, and loss of leadership on the ward amongst several others matters. The ANMF has escalated the matter to a Step 1 Grievance and submitted a letter on members behalf. Keep an eye out in your inbox for updates.
Updates correct as at 21 December 2022.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary