HSUWA survey finds cut backs affecting patient care
Mar 4, 2014 14:08PM WST

An online survey of almost 650 HSUWA members has found healthcare workers were being forced to do more work with less staff and were very concerned about losing their jobs.Those that completed the survey included ... Read More

Hospital job losses unnecessary
Feb 19, 2014 13:48PM WST

The HSUWA is outraged by the loss of hundreds of jobs at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park hospitals, which have been detailed for the first time.The Executive Director of the hospitals has confirmed about 67 positions ... Read More

Treasurer's criticism over Fiona Stanley vindicates HSUWA concerns
Feb 17, 2014 14:32PM WST

The serious concerns raised by the HSUWA over the workforce planning for the new Fiona Stanley Hospital have finally been recognised by the Treasurer Troy Buswell.My Buswell today accused the Health Department of ... Read More

Government mismanagement leads to waste in health
Dec 19, 2013 12:52PM WST

The State Government's mid-year economic review has revealed how badly the State Government has managed the health budget.The budget papers reveal the government will pay private contractor Serco almost $53 million to ... Read More

Call for State Government to guarantee long term funding for CPS
Nov 8, 2013 13:47PM WST

The HSUWA has called on the State Government to give certainty to hundreds of ill elderly people and secure long term funding for the Community Physiotherapy Service.The CPS runs group exercise classes for mainly elderly ... Read More

Hundreds of staff to go at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Oct 13, 2013 13:35PM WST

The HSUWA was extremely concerned by reports that hundreds of staff were set to lose their jobs at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.The union had learned that the Heads of Department had been told at a meeting they had to slash ... Read More

More positions set to go in South Metro Health shake up
Aug 13, 2013 14:48PM WST

HSUWA has raised serious concerns about more planned staff cuts to the South Metropolitan Health Service.It has been revealed that more than 100 positions are set to go at Bentley Health Service, including dozens of nurses, ... Read More

Vital Community Physiotherapy Service under threat: Union
Jul 11, 2013 12:44PM WST

The HSUWA is calling on the State Government to commit to fully funding the Community Physiotherapy Service, which is vital to around a thousand patients across the metro area.The Community Physiotherapy Service (CPS) ... Read More

Public Sector cuts will affect Health Services: Union
Jun 13, 2013 14:24PM WST

The HSUWA is alarmed by news the State Government is planning to slash up to 1,200 public sector jobs.The Union said the health sector was already struggling under an ever increasing workload and any cuts to staff would have ... Read More

"Chaotic" Planning could lead to staff shortages at Fiona Stanley
Jun 10, 2013 13:36PM WST

The State Government's lack of workforce planning could leave the new Fiona Stanley Hospital short staffed and delay its opening.The West Australian newspaper has today outlined a number of problems with the IT system and ... Read More

Shortage of Specialist Cancer Staff no surprise: Union
Jun 6, 2013 12:17PM WST

The Union which represents specialist cancer staff had been warning the Barnett Government for years that there was a looming shortage in the sector.Cancer services at PMH have been severely affected because two oncologists ... Read More

Staff to attend stop work meeting to call for State Government guarantee on future of RPH
May 13, 2013 08:51AM WST

Staff at Royal Perth Hospital will attend a stop work meeting today to call for the government to honour its promise to pass legislation to protect the hospital's future.Maintaining RPH as a teaching hospital was a key ... Read More

Patients to be slugged for X-ray services at new Albany Health Campus
May 2, 2013 14:54PM WST

The union representing specialist health workers, the HSUWA, has raised concerns that many patients are going to find themselves out of pocket when using radiology services at the new Albany Health Campus.Under the public ... Read More

Barnett must now sign up to NDIS: Union.
May 1, 2013 11:55AM WST

The Union representing disability workers in Western Australia has again called on the Premier Colin Barnett to fully commit to signing up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).The Federal Government has today ... Read More

Hames must clarify the future of the Royal Perth Hospital Protection Bill
Apr 10, 2013 14:48PM WST

The HSUWA has called on reappointed Health Minister Kim Hames to clarify whether the Barnett Government intends to proceed with its stalled legislation to protect Royal Perth Hospital as a teaching hospital.Protecting Royal ... Read More

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