Maitland Hospital: Additional ICU Bed

Hunter New England Local Health District has advised of the introduction of a seventh bed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Maitland Hospital.

Additional funding has been awarded. HNELHD is proposing to recruit the following additional staffing to the ICU department:

  • Bedside nursing 1:1 patient care
  • 7 night per week Career Medical Officer (CMO) medical coverage
  • 4 hours per week Physiotherapist on a Saturday.

You can view the correspondence at the below link:

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 COB 5 January 2023, using the subject line Maitland Additional ICU Bed.

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