Add your voice to ANMF (SA Branch)’s submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Workplace Fatigue and Bullying in South Australian Hospitals and Health Services.
We encourage all members to share their feedback via email@example.com by 2 January 2019. Our response will address the below Terms of Reference, outlining the specific areas the Inquiry will explore:
- The factors contributing to workplace fatigue and bullying in South Australian Hospitals and Health Services;
- The impact of workplace fatigue and bullying on the health and wellbeing of health care professionals;
- The impact of workplace fatigue and bullying on quality, safety and effective health services;
- The extent to which current work practices comply with relevant legislation, codes and industrial agreements;
- Opportunities*, costs and impacts of measuring fatigue and using risk management tools, audit and compliance regimes, including those in other industries (e.g. aviation, mining and transport industries) to reduce the occurrence or impact of fatigue and bullying;
- Measures to improve the management and monitoring of workplace fatigue and bullying;
- the extent to which fatigue, including a comparison to other industry sector practices#, is a factor that is taken into account during investigations into medical misadventure; and
- Any other relevant matters.
* Explanatory note: the intent is to consider opportunities (possibilities) to measure fatigue in different industry sectors, and the potential benefits of doing so.
# Explanatory note: the intent is to include identification of approaches to fatigue management that are considered notionally acceptable in different industry sectors