The KPMG review into Outpatient Medical Imaging Services at nRAH is currently running. Many HSU members have expressed concerns about the review since it was first announced.

HSU delegates, representatives and activists met with members and collated those concerns and these have been submitted to SA Health.

Here is the letter to SA Health

The main points detailed are as follows:

  • HSU members reject any proposal to privatise any medical imaging services at nRAH
  • No full terms of reference for the review were provided
  • Radiation Safety would be adversely affected by any privatisation
  • Teaching Hospital status would be affected by any privatisation
  • The comparator sites were not comparing ‘apples with apples’
  • Workload and manual handling concerns
  • HSU members reject any consideration of FTE reductions
  • Concerns about diminished quality of care
  • Deskilling of clinicians

HSU members have compiled a comprehensive document that sets out their concerns about the review and details the current aspects of working in RAH that create barriers to working efficiently.

It is important that HSU members have a strong voice during this review process and if/when a formal proposal to outsource services is proposed.

HSU representatives,  Deb Sander (RAH) and Andrew Dawe (QEH), will be involved in the review process ensuring HSU members’ voices are heard.

The more people who are in the union and active, the stronger your voice and the more likely management and the government will listen, resulting in  better outcomes for members in medical imaging and better care for patients.

If you are not yet a union member now is the time join.

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