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.
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