Hospital restructures jobs
THREE staff from Mossman hospital have been made reduntant as part of a restructure of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
It is understood two of the positions made redundant were in administration.
A new leadership model features in the restructure with less management and a focuson service inte- gration across the whole district.
There are now four operational divisions of the CHHHS - family health and wellbeing, integrated medicine, critical care and perioperative and Facilities management, each with its own independent business support unit including a business manager, HR partner, quality officer, clinical directors and indigenous health leadership coordinator.
Locally, the daily operations of the Mossman Multi-Purpose Health Service will be managed by the director of nursing/facility manager Peter LeGriffon, to allow for greater autonomy and local decision-making.
‘‘The new CHHHS structure will streamline clinical standards across the health service, which means that patients attending the Mossman emergency department will receive the same standard of treatment as they would at Cairns Base Hospital,’’ Mr LeGriffon said.
‘‘The reduction of management in the new structure also enables decision-making and accountability to the closest point of patient care meaning that our clinicians are able to provide more bedside care rather than being bogged down with nonessential administrative and clerical tasks.
‘‘They can just get on with the task of providing the highest quality patient care to our community.’’
Mossman’s emergency department will also now contribute to the CHHHS’s National Emergency Access Target, which measures the percentage of patients admitted to the hospital or discharged within four hours.