‘Government isn’t listening’ – Violence against health workers rising

2GB Radio, 5 December 2023

Health Services Union Secretary, Gerard Hayes, has discussed ongoing challenges, citing ongoing issues and competition for staff, particularly paramedics.

Recent statistics reveal that 2,000 workers have filed psychological injury claims, while 33,000 reported burnout.

Hayes expressed concern about potential New Year’s Eve disruptions due to paramedics’ registration renewal.

Negotiations are ongoing with a potential impact on emergency services.