RHH Attendants' concerns around PPE re-use

Posted on
April 7, 2020
Public Sector

Members recently advised us they were being asked to re-use personal protective equipment for training purposes, and this obviously raised serious concerns around re-using gowns that are, in some cases, single use only yet being worn by others coming in and out of the surgical areas.

We all understand that PPE is in limited supply, but this shouldn’t compromise your safety at work, and you should have been made fully aware of how this training was supposed to work.

We wrote to management and received the following reply:

"I have advised operating theatres that if staff express concerns around sharing PPE during the training sessions then there shouldn't be any pressure to do so."

HACSU will continue to monitor all levels of PPE to ensure your safety.

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

Public Sector