Private Sector Updates – Statewide
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
The ANMF Tasmanian and Victorian branches have been notified by The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood that the consultation with grade 3 nurses across 5 sites in Victoria and Tasmania will be commencing at the end of February 2023, with a de-identified copy of the report expected to be available to the ANMF by early March 2023. If members have any questions around this process, please contact Southern Organiser, Jane Pond via email at Jane.Pond@anmftas.org.au.
Calvary Health Care Tasmania
The ANMF met with management of Calvary (director of clinical services and general manager) in December 2022. Calvary have not yet recognised the workload issues that exist on St John’s ward, St James’ ward and Theatre despite multiple letters from the ANMF to senior management highlighting these concerns. The ANMF will continue to collect workload data forms to substantiate workload concerns from members. We urge members to continue to raise concerns with their Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) and senior management.
Calvary Community Nursing
Members continued to raise concerns that they have not been offered a fit testing for N95 masks as their colleagues in Calvary hospitals have. The ANMF wrote to the general manager stating it was a breach of Work Safe Tasmania and asked that all staff be afforded the same protection of mask fitting. Happily, members now report mask fitting has commenced at Calvary Community Nursing.
Healthe Care North West Private Hospital – Huon Ward
The ANMF, on behalf of members at North West Private Hospital (NWPH) Huon Ward, has been advocating for members and their significant workload concerns and unsafe staffing practices. The ANMF continue to pursue outcomes and are attending a Fair Work Commission conference on Tuesday 24 January 2023. Members will be kept up to date with a newsflash sent via email, and a meeting to determine the next steps will be arranged, keep an eye out for the invite in your inbox.
Calvary Health Care Tasmania Lenah Valley Campus
The ANMF has some extremely dedicated Workplace Representatives (Reps), and we thank them for their commitment to improving their workplace. The ANMF would like more workplace reps to assist with ensuring members voices are clearly heard at the negotiating table. If you would like further information on becoming a workplace rep, please contact Southern Organiser, Jane Pond via email at Jane.Pond@anmftas.org.au.
Calvary Health Care Tasmania St John’s Hospital
Unfortunately the ANMF has no members listed as workplace representatives (reps) at St John’s Hospital. The ANMF encourages members to nominate for this important role as it is assists with ensuring members voices are heard and their colleagues represented alongside the ANMF at the negotiating table. Please contact Southern Organiser, Jane Pond via email at Jane.Pond@anmftas.org.au for further information if you are interested in becoming a workplace rep.
Healthscope Hobart Private Hospital
The ANMF has commenced regular walk arounds/visits to update noticeboards and talk to members, with the first visit held on Tuesday 24 January 2023. If you have any issues or concerns with workloads contact our ANMF Member Support Team via email at email@example.com.
Healthscope St Helen’s Hospital
The ANMF is scheduling regular visits to St Helen’s Hospital, with the first visit held on Tuesday 24 January 2023. If you have any issues or workload concerns, please contact our ANMF Member Support Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates correct as at 25 January 2023.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary