Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


PMH Medical Records To Fight Review

PMH Medical Records To Fight Review

“Medical Records staff at Primcess Margaret Hospital fear they are involved in a review that will end up with similar job losses as in the Clinical Records Department (CRD) of Christchurch Hospital,” said Martin Cooney, Organiser of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) today.

“The CDHB is currently making twelve CRD staff redundant from February 2005 and is paying large sums of money to contractors to do reviews of Telephonists and Trade and Maintenance staff across the CDHB as well as these PMH Medical Records staff”, said Martin Cooney. “Basically any staff considered in a support role are being reviewed with a view to making savings.”

“Our Union discovered with one day’s notice that an external reviewer was to come from Palmerston North on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th to look at PMH Medical Records jobs and make recommendations about how they could ‘improve their jobs’,” said Martin Cooney. “Staff have had promises made that the Review is not about cutting staff numbers. However the same promises were made to staff at the CRD and then broken. Trust is at an all time low.”

“Staff are aware that the CDHB has lost funding unfairly from the introduction of Population Based Funding,” said Martin Cooney. “Now support staff are seeing big pay rises for Doctors and Nurses and believe their jobs are disappearing to pay for these. This is subverting the team approach necessary in a Hospital.”

“Support staff are a critical part of the medical team,” said Martin Cooney. “Cuts to Medical Records staff will result in clinical teams not getting the correct information on time to make the clinical decisions necessary for treatment.”

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ability to pick winners. Others would have looked at the dying remnants of the old Act Party and written it off. Yet National needed an MMP partner and it saw the potential where no-one else did. And so it re-grew the Act Party in a petri dish in Epsom, and carefully nurtured it back to life... More>>


Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>


Poll: Labour On 46%, National 31%, While Greens And ACT Both On 8%

Tonight's political poll puts Labour on 46 percent and National on 31 percent with just one day remaining until election day. More>>


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>


Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels