NBMLHD Mental Heath: 12 Hour Shift Proposal

The HSU has received correspondence from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District proposing the introduction of a 12 hour shift. This proposed roster variation is be intended only for the Mental Health Service and is being done so in response to a new local initiative referred to as PACER. You can view the letter at this link.

PACER, which stands for Police, Ambulance, Clinical Early Response is a 7-day, 12-hour model that has been created in the Penrith Local Government Area. This initiative aims to make the service responsive to the demands of the service and to align the shifts with the General Duties Police Officers who work with members answering calls.

The HSU is now seeking feedback from affected members. Please send comments or concerns to tom.stevanja@hsu.asn.au by COB Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Do you know someone who isn’t yet a member of the HSU? Encourage them to join and have their say. New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.