AT dispute on Transfer of Care Delay role

Posted on
July 25, 2022

Role stays in place for a maximum of 10 weeks.

We met with AT yesterday about the lack of consultation around introducing the TOCD role at the RHH and they admitted they failed to follow the award provisions on consultation.
We have agreed to keep the role in place for a maximum of 10 weeks, with bi-weekly reviews. The following will apply during this period:

  • Each paramedic will have agency over the number of patients they care for in this role. There is a strict cap of no more than 3 patients per paramedic, and there     is no expectation to always accept 3 patients.
  • Individuals will spend no more than 4 hours at EMU-A unless you specifically accept the TOCD “overtime shift”.
  • Meal breaks will be provided in line with the Award. P0/P1 meal break extensions do not apply to TOCD staff.
  • Paramedics are not expected to do in-hospital transfers, such as transporting patients to radiology etc.
  • Patient handovers to hospital will occur at EMU-A whenever possible.
  • WHS consultation processes will continue in order to identify and manage risks.
  • Paramedics in the TOCD role will be released on time at the end of their shift.

AT said they want your feedback about this or any other topic. We encourage you to raise workplace concerns with any manager about any issue. Please note we can always assist you in having conversations with managers.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form