RETAIN. RECRUIT. RECOGNISE.

Tasmanian Nurses and Midwives

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The government is not listening.

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) are calling on the Government to ensure that all Tasmanians have access to enough nurses and midwives to provide safe and quality care whilst accessing the public health services in Tasmania.

In 2016 the Government agreed to reassess the model of staffing for nurses in the state’s public system. This body of work has not been completed in the agreed timeframe and has left Tasmanian nurses and midwives concerned about the potential risks to the community.

Information provided by the Tasmanian Health Service show that there are currently more than 250 nursing jobs vacant in the public health system in Tasmania. Combine this with the fact that by April 2019 Tasmanian nurses will be the lowest paid in Australia* this paints a serious problem for the Tasmanian health system.

With the shortage of nurses and the increased pressure due to lack of beds across the state, we are asking for your support. Whether you are a nurse, midwife, care worker, politician, family or concerned community member, help show the Government we need to stop disregarding the future of  Tasmania nursing and take action to retain, recruit and recognise these valuable community members.

*As compared to a Registered Nurse Grade 3 year 8 or equivalent.

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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Keep up-to-date here with all current and planned industrial action at LGH, RHH, MCH, NWRH and statewide
Industrial action taking place across Tasmanian public hospitals

ACTION WARD/UNITS COMMENCED
Members will wear purple to highlight the campaign and create awareness ALL 1 December 2018 - ongoing
Members will decline to work overtime or double shifts on Mondays ALL 10 December 2018 - ongoing
Work to Rule ALL 10 September 2018 - ongoing

 

ACTION WARD/UNITS COMMENCED
Members in theatre will stop work between 8am and 9am each week Theatre Thursday 20 December 2018, Friday 28 December 2018, Wednesday 2 January 2019, Thursday 10 January 2019, Friday 18 January 2019, Monday 21 January 2019

 

ACTION WARD/UNITS COMMENCED
Members in theatre will stop work between 8am and 9am each week Theatre Wednesday 19 December 2018, Friday 28 December 2018, Wednesday 2 January 2019, Thursday 10 January 2019, Friday 18 January 2019, Monday 21 January 2019

 

ACTION WARD/UNITS COMMENCED
ANMF members of the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) Paediatric Unit will decline requests to be redeployed to other areas in the NWRH Paediatric Unit - NWRH 6 December 2018 - ongoing
ANMF members of 1B Surgical will decline requests to be redeployed to other areas in the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) 1B Surgical - MCH 12 December 2018 - ongoing
ANMF members in the Operating Theatre at the Mersey Community Hospital resolve to impose a ban on all elective surgery Theatre - MCH 1 January 2019 - ON HOLD from 7 January 2019. Learn more here.

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