The opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital is an exciting time for Together members and for the local community. As a Union we are deeply committed to making this process the best possible for workers and for patients.
There will inevitably be some issues with a move of staff, patients and services of this magnitude and Together is committed to supporting staff through this process and advocating for staff and patient safety. If you have concerns about aspects of the SCUH transition you should raise these with your line manager and with the HHS centrally through the processes set out for this transition but you can also raise these concerns with your union by filling in the Together SCUH transition issue form on the right.
Together members have already made a big difference for staff and patients by successfully campaigning to stop the privatisation of pathology services and make sure that the Queensland Government continue to provide these quality, public pathology services at the new hospital by Queensland Health employees and to stop draconian, and discriminatory pre-employment medical testing processes for staff that are unnecessary and inappropriate for the public health sector. These are just two examples of what members can do together.
The SCHHS is also embarking on a significant program of organisational change and restructuring, linked to the opening of the new hospital. Your industrial awards and agreements provide rights and entitlements to workers in these processes.