Hos­pi­tal re­struc­tures jobs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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