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eNews January 23

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Welcome to ANMF Tas Branch's fortnightly eNews letter! 
 



Note to new Minister
— Listen to Nurses and Midwives


The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the Government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged care sectors and the delivery of quality care.
 
ANMF says Minister Hunt’s first priorities must be:
  • Restoring the billions of dollars axed from public health budgets around the country;
  • Stopping the attacks on Medicare and Australia’s successful system of universal healthcare;
  • Creating efficiencies in the health system rather than outsourcing services to private, for-profit providers;
  • Creating more job opportunities for local nursing and midwifery graduates.
Acting Federal Secretary Annie Butler said ANMF and its members were hopeful that Minister Hunt will work with frontline nurses and midwives - unlike the previous Health Minister.
 
“We welcome Minister Hunt to the crucial health portfolio, but he is on notice: he must enter this crucial portfolio by working with the ANMF, other healthcare stakeholders and economists in finding solutions to the mounting challenges the nation faces in the health sector. The new Minister must listen to nurses and midwives when they say the Government must quickly restore the funding required for our public hospitals systems, so they can deliver a high standard of care for their patients," Ms Butler said.



Introducing Nurses & Midwives Health — 
a new health fund exclusively for nurses & midwives


ANMF are excited to announce that as of today, nurses and midwives across Australia will have access to a new and exclusive health fund, following the launch of Nurses & Midwives Health.

Mr Brad Joyce, Chief Executive Officer of Nurses & Midwives Health, says it is time a health fund existed for those who are dedicated to caring for the community. “Up until now, nurses and midwives have not enjoyed the benefits and experience of a dedicated health fund to call their own,” Mr Joyce said.

“Nurses & Midwives Health is focused on providing these important members of our community with relevant and affordable health cover at every stage of their life, allowing them to take control of their health and wellbeing and that of their families.”

Nurses & Midwives Health is not-for-profit and will not pay dividends to shareholders or overseas investors, ensuring that any surplus generated will be reinvested into the Fund to benefit members. As an industry-based health fund, it will only be open to members of ANMF and its branches.

To find out more about Nurses & Midwives Health, or to join, visit
nmhealth.com.au, call 1300 344 000 or email info@nmhealth.com.au


Free study opportunity for UTAS students:
Self-Care for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Self-Care for Mental Health and Wellbeing is an online unit available for UTAS students. Starting in Feb 2017, this course will help participants understand and maintain a healthy mind and general wellbeing. It explores determinants that may impact upon mental health, using stories and vignettes from experts and members of the community.
www.utas.edu.au/health/study/self-care-for-mental-health-and-wellbeing/fees-and-waivers

Learn more about this study opportunity online here.

Check if you are eligible to apply for the course online
here.
Public Sector

South

JW Whittle Palliative Care Unit

New Norfolk District Hospital (NNDH)

Midlands Multi-Purpose Health Centre (MMPHC)

DoN Amalgamation

Department of Psychiatry

Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACHMS)

Older Persons Mental Health (OPMHS)


North

Launceston Community Nursing

North West

Devonport Community Nursing
 
Private Sector

South

Calvary Health Care (Lenah Valley Campus) Theatres

Nursing Workload Consultative Committee (NWCC)


Aged Care

North

Toosey Enterprise Agreement

Aged Care North

North West

Tandara Lodge
EA Updates

Monday 23 January
Private & Aged Care sector Enterprise Agreements update


Southern Region
North Region
North West Region


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Public Sector EA Approved! 

ANMF are excited to announce that members have overwhelmingly voted YES in support of the government’s offer. ANMF will be working with the State Government to register the agreement by the end of January 2017. For full details of the agreement head to the ANMF website.

Aged Care Conference 2017

The ANMF Aged Care Conference is back in 2017. Held in Launceston, this event is sure to be Tasmania’s most prominent conference for nurses and care workers. It will deliver quality professional development with a focus on issues affecting care delivery to the elderly in residential aged care, the community and also in the acute care setting. Learn more and register online today. 

Southern Organiser

ANMF are seeking a dynamic business-minded nurse to join our team, they will have responsibility for the Southern Tasmanian, Royal Hobart Hospital, portfolio.  Further information about this role can be found online.

ME Bank

As ANMF Tas members, you could get a lower rate on ME Bank's basic home loan. 

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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.
RBF Super

RBF Super will soon be merging with TasPlan Super. As part of the merge, ANMF are excited to announce that we will be teaming with TasPlan to present a range of free information sessions for members. More information coming soon!
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