Why NSWNA rejects the NSCCAHS restructure plan

The offending restructure plan:

  • abolishes senior nurse positions
  • offers redundancies to senior nurses deemed to be no longer required
  • splits the operational and professional elements in the job
  • hands the substantive role of managing budgets to a generic manager, who may not be a nurse
  • increases responsibility for NUMs and at the same time reduces their support
  • downgrades positions, which will cut the pay of nurse managers.

However, senior nurses were still expected to manage vital issues such as:

  • patient flow
  • bed occupancy
  • skill mix.

But with no direct say over the funds needed for extra staff and beds.