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

HSUWA to appear before the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiona Stanley Hospital
Sep 23, 2015 14:42PM WST

The HSUWA will be appearing before the Education and Health Standing Committee today at a public hearing convened as part of its inquiry into the transition and operation of services at Fiona Stanley Hospital.The inquiry is ... Read More

HSUWA to use staff survey responses for basis of submission to inquiry
Jun 9, 2015 12:25PM WST

The HSUWA will use information collected in a statewide survey of health workers to help formulate its submission to the Parliamentary inquiry into Fiona Stanley Hospital.The Education and Health Standing Committee will ... Read More

Survey shows staff believe health changes compromising care
May 24, 2015 08:52AM WST

A survey of health workers has found that 62% believe the wide scale changes in the health system had compromised patient care.The statewide survey of 650 health workers also found only 2% believed the changes had improved ... Read More

Government breaks promise to upgrade Royal Perth Hospital
May 20, 2015 08:50AM WST

The HSUWA has accused the State Government of hanging health staff out to dry by not fulfilling its commitment to redevelop Royal Perth Hospital.Maintaining RPH as a teaching hospital was a key election commitment by the ... Read More

Budget reveals more patients and less staff in health system
May 14, 2015 17:35PM WST

The union representing health professionals said the state budget had failed to deliver for the health system, with plans to shed thousands of jobs over the next four years.The HSUWA said the government's workforce renewal ... Read More

Nahan's threat to cut staff will make health problems worse
May 7, 2015 08:35AM WST

Treasurer Mike Nahan’s threat to cut staff from the health system will further compromise patient care, according to the HSUWA.A new survey of health workers has found almost 60% believed cutbacks had already affected ... Read More

HSUWA members win increase in landmark EBA arbitration
Apr 24, 2015 09:21AM WST

Professional, administrative, clerical and technical staff employed in WA's public hospitals and health services will receive fair wage increases, following a landmark decision by the WA Industrial Relations Commission.The ... Read More

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