ISLHD: Proposed changes to SSD, Wollongong Hospital

The HSU has received correspondence from Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District about two proposed changes to the vacant Second in Charge position within the Sterilising Services Department (SSD) at Wollongong Hospital.

The two proposed changes are as follows:

  • A position regrade from a GAS grade 8 to a HSM grade 1
  • Reduction of the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) GAS grade 8 position holds from 1.0 FTE to 0.84 FTE.

ISLHD claims that this change will provide flexibility in working hours and days as well as career development for staff.

You can view the correspondence at the below links:

  • Letter to HSU

What do you think?

It’s important for union members to lead this discussion. How will this affect you? Please send your feedback on this proposal to [E-Mail not displayed] by Tuesday 26 March using the subject line Wollongong Hospital SSD Changes.

Your union at work

Everyone affected by these changes needs to be a union member. Members deserve to have control over their working lives. Tell your colleagues now is the time to join.

New members can join at or call 1300 478 679.