UPDATED: Liberal MLA Jackie Burke has now waded in on the side of the nurses suggesting stand over tactics by hospital management
First posted:August 14, 2007 @ 16:58
In a tactic that could easily be translated to teaching, policing or a number of other government services the ACT branch of the Australian Nursing Federation (AFN) has provided their members with a form to give their employers when there workload gets to high.
The form states, according to IBN News:
“I cannot accept additional patients unless management provide additional staff or alleviate the current workload.”
The notice goes on to say that if the staffing and workload situation is not rectified, the nurse will continue to accept additional patients “contrary to (her) professional judgment” and “under protest”.
ABC Online informs us that Health Minister Katy Gallagher is on the job and ‘listening to the nurses complaints’ but quotes her as saying;
“As of yesterday, there have been no such forms received at TCH,”
Which would make sense as it sounds like the ANF has only just started this campaign.