Ramsay members eye ratios too
Member leaders representing many of the 28 facilities operated by Ramsay Health Care are currently in negotiations with Ramsay to seek improved pay and conditions in a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.
With this in mind, the Association brought together these member leaders from regional and metro areas, along with the organisers from the Association for a day to discuss the issues at Ramsay and how we could collectively build our strength. All up there were 30 members attending this timely education day.
By bringing us together, Ramsay members were provided with a space to clearly and safely voice their thoughts and share their own stories about staff shortages.
We shared our stories of managing through the past few years and for regional nurses this included not only COVID but also the other challenges of drought, bushfires and now floods.
At the end of the day, we felt empowered to go out amongst our peers to share the knowledge. We continue to put pressure on Ramsay to implement safe staffing levels, the same as has been promised within the public system.
So a big thank you to the Association.
Lyn Whitlam RN