Thursday 16th March 2006
Gail Cooper, EN and Branch President of Port Macquarie Private Hospital, emailed Ramsay about her concerns that nurses deserve a fair pay rise for the hard work they do.
‘In my email I used the Ramsay motto, “People caring for people”, and said that if we do not receive a fair pay offer there will be no nurses left in the industry to do the caring for people. I also wrote that I was proud to be an Enrolled Nurse of 28 years!
‘I was very surprised when I was called into the hospital CEO’s office and the NSW Human Resources Manager of Ramsay Healthcare was sitting there. They said my email had been brought to their attention. The Ramsay representative assured me that he was aware and acknowledged my email. I’m pleased with the fact that my email prompted them to meet with me to discuss my concerns.’