HACSU member and 3rd year PhD student Julie Vine is undertaking an anonymous survery on nurses attitudes and beliefs about individuals who engage in deliberate self-harm. All psychiatric nurse members are encouraged to fill in the survey.
The ACTU Time to Care campaign is aimed at lobbying the Commonwealth Government to “enshrine a more enforceable ‘right to request’ flexible work in order to meet their family or caring responsibilities”. Continue reading →
HACSU was one of the contributors for the Good practice guide to performance management of nurses and midwives which was developed to provide practical advice that clarifies the delineation between bullying and performance management and identifies the features of best practice performance management (as it relates to the prevention of bullying).
Following the successful HACSU members’ 2011-2012 EBA campaign where we won a commitment for an additional 43 EFT targeted towards safety and workload in inpatient services (primarily on the night shifts), the Department of Health have now confirmed that funding for the positions to cover particular shift lines will be rolled out to health services from 1 July 2013.
This year we are proud to announce HACSU OHS rep Vasalia Govender (DHS disability) has been nominated for Health and Safety Representative of the Year for this year’s Worksafe Awards. We wish Vasalia best of luck during the judging process. Continue reading →
A new community care unit (CCU) in Heidelberg, labelled by Austin Health as a Community Recovery Program (CRP) will be staffed by contracted non-government PDRSS staff with only one RPN3 rostered per shift.
Austin Health is seeking a 2/3 cut in core clinically trained staff to be replaced by non-qualified and unregulated support staff. It has become evident that Austin Health do not believe that Austin Health staff are able to provide care under the recovery model and have to contract out this function. Continue reading →
Last week’s State Budget by the Napthine Government included funding of $107 million over four years for 720 new individual support packages (ISP) for people with high support needs. Unfortunately part of the funding for these extra ISPs will be from increasing the board and lodging fees for DHS managed disability accommodation to be inline with NGO sector disability accommodation. Continue reading →