TRANSFORMING HEALTH

 

It has been nearly two years since SA Health announced the Transforming Health program in response to the health cuts announced in the 2014-15 Federal Budget. Some of the Transforming Health changes have continued to cause considerable concern among staff and the community - such as the closure of the Repat, the transfer of rehab services from Hampstead and service changes at Modbury Hospital.

 

PSA members across all worksites have overwhelmingly identified two main concerns: lack of information from the department and lack of genuine consultation with all of those who are affected by change (not just those at management level).

 

PSA and members remain uncertain about the security of employment and associated timeframes for those working at sites earmarked for decommissioning or significant change. This continues to cause a considerable amount of stress and uncertainty for our members.

 

The PSA has formally sought the provision of information that accurately and comprehensively reflect the current timeframes for service changes. We have also sought a commitment that all staff (not just those at management level) will be given the opportunity to attend information meetings (with back-fill being provided as needed). Members will be kept up to date on the response received.

 

In the meantime the FAQ below addresses some of the most common questions raised by PSA members.

 

Key documents:

 

 

Site specific documents:

 

 

These documents will be revised, updated and added to over time. The PSA will continue to engage with SA Health regarding the proposed changes and raise issues and concerns on behalf of members. Members are encouraged to review these documents and provide feedback to the PSA Transforming Health Project Officer via transforming.health@cpsu.asn.au

The PSA is committed to ensuring that the consultative principles, as outlined within the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014 are adhered to throughout any proposed changes which will impact on PSA members within the Health system.

Consultation is a right, not a privilege. Your feedback is paramount to enable the immediate addressing of concerns that you and your colleagues may have at the workplace.

During this time of change, more than ever, is the time to join the PSA. Members – get involved and keep your Worksite Representatives and the PSA aware of how these changes affect you and your colleagues.