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

Government fixing its mistake by stripping Serco of contract
Apr 20, 2015 16:07PM WST

The union representing health professionals has welcomed the State Government's decision to strip Serco of the contract for sterilisation services at Fiona Stanley Hospital.The HSUWA, whose members work as Supervisors within ... Read More

Department staffing mismanagement leads to cancellation of services
Apr 20, 2015 09:12AM WST

The Radiology Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has been forced to reschedule dozens of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans due to a shortage of qualified staff.The Radiology Department at SCGH has been ... Read More

Government policy undermines expertise in public health system
Dec 23, 2014 10:33AM WST

The union representing health professionals has expressed serious concerns that the State Government's workforce renewal policy will undermine the quality of the public health system.The government yesterday announced in its ... Read More

HSUWA calls for consultation on closure of Graylands Hospital
Dec 3, 2014 14:34PM WST

The union representing staff at Graylands hospital has called for consultation over the closure of the facility to minimise the impact on patients and staff.The State Government has today announced the mental health facility ... Read More

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