North West Private Hospital (Healthe Care) update

Posted on
April 22, 2020
Health Services Industry

Things have been moving fast at NWPH and we know this is causing people a lot of anxiety.

We talked to Keith Cock last night and wanted to give you some important updates as to where we sit at this moment:

  • The Federal and State Governments have now in effect ‘guaranteed’ the hospital’s viability for the initial response to the pandemic – this is good news!      
  • For most general staff, your rostered shifts are as listed for now. Kitchen, cleaning and admin staff may be working a little bit differently, however, given you won’t be working across wards anymore. Admin will be staying put in the admin area.      
  • Theatre will be working from home (sort of) for the next little while. When you’re rostered on you will need to be available to come in at the drop of a hat, but not necessarily actually be in the building.      
  • Nursing staff in maternity won’t see much of a change but Bass (with so many people already in isolation) will be closed. For those on mental health ward you’ll be working from home too doing follow-ups for now.

Obviously things are moving very quickly so this is the advice for now.

If you’re a little bit uncertain about where you should be, err on the side of caution and contact your manager.

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

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