HSUWA calls for change ahead of health summit
Jun 21, 2019 11:42AM WST

Almost 80 per cent of health staff surveyed in a recent Health Services Union WA (HSUWA) review said they had experienced or witnessed a violent incident at work.Details of these incidents included serious assaults, ... Read More

HSUWA calls for summit on hospital violence
May 16, 2019 12:55PM WST

The Health Services Union WA (HSUWA) has joined United Voice (UV) to call for an emergency summit to break the cycle of increasing violence in WA hospitals.The union is urging the State Government to act on the request ... Read More

HSUWA urges State Government to budget for new health initiatives
Apr 10, 2019 16:29PM WST

The Health Services Union WA (HSUWA) has welcomed the long-awaited release of the Sustainable Health Review but warns it won’t have an impact on the already stressed system without proper investment. HSUWA says the ... Read More

HSUWA urges all health staff to voice their concerns in new survey
Mar 5, 2019 15:54PM WST

The Health Services Union WA (HSUWA) is urging all health staff to participate in the Your Voice in Health employee engagement survey, to ensure the State Government heeds concerns raised.The survey released via email this ... Read More

HSUWA calls on State Government to address stress in the workplace
Oct 15, 2018 14:39PM WST

The Health Services Union WA (HSUWA) is calling on the State Government to act on warnings from the  Insurance Commission of WA annual report, in a bid to prevent mental health claims by public sector workers. A survey ... Read More

Health Services Union WA says all workers deserve to feel safe
Oct 8, 2018 13:35PM WST

The Health Services Union WA (HSUWA) is calling for better safety conditions for all mental health workers in Western Australia following the tragic death of a woman in Rockingham at the weekend.HSUWA has been campaigning ... Read More

Cuts to health will impact patient care
May 11, 2018 14:27PM WST

The Health Services Union of WA (HSUWA) warns a 2.4 per cent decrease to WA’s overall health budget will add pressure to an already strained system.HSUWA Secretary Dan Hill said, the demand for health services in WA ... Read More

DNA bungle could happen again if recommendations are ignored
Feb 23, 2018 10:56AM WST

The Health Services Union (HSUWA) has welcomed the supplementary report of the Ross Inquiry into PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA which revealed a rare clerical error, not a failure of the Forensic Biology Department’s ... Read More

Barnett Government fails to support victims of family and domestic violence
Jul 25, 2016 10:10AM WST

The Health Services Union (WA) has called on Premier Colin Barnett to do more to support victims of Family and Domestic Violence (FDV), and to reconsider his opposition to special leave for victims of FDV employed in the WA ... Read More

Serious funding shortfall in acute mental health services putting kids at risk
Jun 16, 2016 14:58PM WST

The Health Services Union (HSUWA) says transition of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as a result of the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), is shaping up as a disaster because of a serious ... Read More

State budget reveals cuts to health staff numbers set to continue
May 16, 2016 16:12PM WST

The union representing health professionals said the state budget had once again failed to deliver for the health system, with the Government’s program to slash thousands of jobs set to continue over the next 4 ... Read More

Health Services Union condemns new wages policy as an act of industrial betrayal
Feb 26, 2016 11:56AM WST

The Health Services Union of Western Australia (HSUWA) has condemned todays announcement by the Treasurer that Public sector annual pay rises in Western Australia will be capped at 1.5 percent, and have labeled it as an act ... Read More

Health Services Union calls for greater scrutiny of new Health Services Bill
Feb 24, 2016 11:25AM WST

The HSUWA welcomed the introduction of the new Health Services Bill 2016 into the State Parliament yesterday, but was concerned that there had not been the opportunity for any consultation on its content.The new Bill will ... Read More

WA Health System Paying For Barnett Government Budget Mismanagement
Dec 22, 2015 10:05AM WST

The release today of the Mid‐year Financial Projections Statement confirms the Barnett Governments plans to cut more staff from the WA Health system and put even more pressure on an already stretched system.Todays ... Read More

Survey Exposes State Government Funding Failure in Mental Health
Oct 6, 2015 08:54AM WST

A survey of mental health professionals and health workers has found that over 70% reported not having enough staff in their workplace to carry out their jobs properly.The survey of over 400 workers also found that 50% had ... Read More

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