Pausing of Non-Elective Surgery

As you have been made aware, multiple private hospitals across NSW have paused non-elective surgeries to assist in combating COVID-19 and have redeployed staff to assist with the efforts at vaccination hubs.

As a result, some employers are encouraging staff to take annual leave, reducing weekly hours to under 20 hours and standing down some employees in areas where activity has completely ceased should staff not be able to be redeployed.

Should you have any concerns, your union is here to assist.

You can contact the HSU via email [E-Mail not displayed].

Not a member of the HSU? Now is time to join and have your say! You can join online at or call 1300 HSU NSW and join over the phone.

A union’s effectiveness and negotiation power depends on the strength and density of its membership base. Join your work colleagues today by becoming a member of the Health Services Union and help us continue to protect and improve your working life.