Public Sector Updates – South
Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH)
The ANMF has, as per the vote of members at a meeting conducted on Wednesday 7 December 2022, notified the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) of the ratification of new benchmarking for General Medical Unit (Ward 2A). The results of benchmarking equated to an additional 0.81 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of employable nursing staff which will serve to underpin the long-standing additional night shift nursing role which was previously employed for reasons of clinical safety.
Cardiac Cath Lab
The ANMF has written to the THS requesting a response to our letter, dated Friday 2 December 2022, outlining members overall support for the proposed increases to Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL) staffing. Outstanding issues include the classification of the ancillary education and clinical support role as well as drafting of the associated Statement of Duties (SoD). The THS reply is expected by close of business Friday 27 January 2023, following which it will be relayed to members for consideration.
Outpatient Oncology – Ward 8A
The ANMF continue to participate in conferences at the Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) on behalf of members in pursuit of improved staffing and working conditions within the Outpatient Oncology Unit (Ward 8A). A meeting between the ANMF and the THS took place on Tuesday 24 January 2023 to finalise the Statement of Duties (SoD) for the mooted 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) position, with ancillary works ongoing. Members will be updated at a meeting once final outcomes of these works are reached.
Updates correct as at 25 January 2023.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary