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eNews Tuesday 4 April 2017

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Welcome to ANMF Tas Branch's fortnightly eNews letter! 
 

ANMF supporting petition against
low staffing in nursing homes


The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting a public campaign highlighting how dangerously inadequate staffing levels are resulting in a lack of care for nursing home residents.

As featured on The Project last week, Heather Mansell Brown has launched a Change.org petition after her husband Bill Brown suffered avoidable injuries whilst in a Queensland nursing home, which she says were due to staffing levels.The petition has attracted more than 33,000 signatures to date.
You can read more and sign the petition here. 

ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas said the plight of Mr Brown once again reinforced how chronic understaffing in some nursing homes around the country failed to ensure that residents were receiving quality aged care.

“Sadly, stories like these are all-too frequent. Our members working in aged care are recounting how vulnerable residents, many with dementia and other high-care needs, are suffering,” Ms Thomas said today.
 
“Last year the ANMF released its National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Project which showed that nursing home residents should receive an average of over 4 hours a day care, compared to the current 2.84 hours. A skills mix of Registered Nurses (RN) 30%, Enrolled Nurses (EN) 20% and Personal Care Worker (PCA) 50% is the minimum skills mix needed in nursing homes."

ANMF are supporting this petition which demands that a Registered Nurse (RN) is working on-site at a nursing home 24/7. There must also be regulation of all AINs/personal care workers who assist in the delivery nursing care and nursing services.

We will inform members of more information surrounding this story as it comes to hand. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates via eNews and social media in the mean time. 


  

New Member Benefits Program Launched

ANMF are excited to announce the launch of our new Member Benefits Program. Over the next week members will begin to see their welcome packs arrive in the mail. Here you will find a new member card and instructions on how to access a great range of deals online.  We encourage you to have fun exploring and redeeming all of the offers available.
 
Please note that your username and password to access the existing ANMF member login page remains the same. This is your member number (as seen at the top of this email) and last name. If you are having troubles accessing the ANMF member login page please contact reception on (03) 6223 6777 or 1800 001 241 if your are outside the Hobart area. 
 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this program, please don’t hesitate to email marketing@anmftas.org.au.

Introducing Tristan Streefland -
new Southern Organiser for ANMF


ANMF would like to welcome Tristan Streefland on-board as the newest ANMF Southern Organiser. Tristan will be looking after the Royal Hobart Hospital and is excited about meeting members onsite over the coming months. If you would like to speak with Tristan, please call (03) 6223 6777 or 1800 001 241 (outside Hobart area). Alternatively, email him at Tristan.Streefland@anmf.tas.org.au.

From everyone here at ANMF, we welcome Tristan. It is great to have you on board! You can read Tristan’s full bio in the May edition of Infusion. 


South


NNDH Ballot

Uniform Allowance

Wilfred Lopes Centre

CHC Lenah Valley:
Operating Theatres


2D Cardiology RHH:
Safe Staffing Levels


RHH Theatre Change Proposal

North

LGH 40 4B

James Scott Wing

LGH Emergency Department

North East Coast

North West

MCH Medical Ward




 

North

Calvary Endoscopy


North

Masonic Homes Fred French

OneCare The Manor

Medea Park

North Aged Care Visits

North West

Aged Care Deloraine

OneCare: Rubicon Grove
& Unima Park


South

Statewide Issues Continue

EA Agreements

 
EA Updates

Translation Classification Review (TCR) (applications to Grade 5)
If you unsuccessfully sought classification as a Grade 5 under the TCR and are waiting for an appeal in the interim you should apply for the Grade 5 positions if advertised. Read more about the Public Sector EBA online here.

 
EA Tuesday 4 April 2017
Private and Aged Care sector Enterprise Agreements update


Southern Region
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Professional Portfolios 
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Information Centre
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HERC Certificate III 
Are you 
eligible for training subsidies? These can cover 90% of the course cost. Talk to us at one of our information sessions:

12 April at 10:30am - 12:30pm
19 April at 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn more and register for a session at herc.tas.edu.au or phone (03 6223 6777

Royal Hobart Hospital PTS April 1977 – Catch up and reminisce
It will be 40 years in April since PTS 4/77 commenced their nursing journey. A catch-up has been organised.

22 April 2017
 Boathouse, Cornelian Bay 18:30hrs start
 
If you would like to attend please contact the following:

Carolyn Wallace (Crowden)

carolyn.wallace59@gmail.com
Agnes Stanislaus-Large
aggiesl@icloud.com
 
Please forward the above contact information to anyone you feel should be invited to attend.
All Aerobics
We understand how hard you work for others — now it’s time to start looking after yourself. All Aerobics are pleased to offer a special rate for ANMF members. Click here for more information!
ANMF Exclusive health fund
Nurses & Midwives Health is an exclusive health fund for ANMF members, they are focussed on providing relevant and affordable health insurance products to members at every stage of life. Join before 30 April 2017 and receive six weeks free*. *Eligibility criteria and conditions apply contact Nurses and Midwives Health for further information. Visit nmhealth.com.au or call 1300 344 000 to explore your options. 
ME Bank
As ANMF Tas members, you could get a lower rate on ME Bank's Home Loan & Credit CardLearn more online or email stephen.tully@mebank.com.au 
NURSELine
NURSELine provides a quality, responsive and cost effective service to the Healthcare sector with a professional and personalised approach. Learn more about NURSELine online at nurseline.com.au.
Entertainment Book
Purchase your brand new 2017/2018 Entertainment Book before the 3rd of May to receive 6 bonus offers worth over $200. To purchase, click here or contact the ANMF office.
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