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APA (NSW) Member Update – Commencement of Shift Work Instruction

APA (NSW) Member Update

Commencement of Shift Work Instruction

Friday 21 April 2017

Dear Member,

Yesterday APA (NSW) delegates met with NSWA to discuss the Commencement of Shift Work Instruction (WI). Whilst APA (NSW) holds reservations about the WI, it came into effect due to recommendations from the IRC earlier this year.   

APA (NSW) has put in place a system to allow members to report occurrences when paramedics are responded prior to all commencement of shift checks being completed. APA (NSW) wants to ensure that paramedics can service the public to the best of their ability. Not having appropriate time to prepare for their shifts may jeopardise this. 

At yesterday’s meeting, APA (NSW) called on NSWA to adhere to the WI which only allows the checks to be interrupted for ‘urgent incidents’. NSWA has asked for some time to be able to consider the request before providing a response. We will keep you posted. 
In the meantime, we ask members to continue to report. The easiest way to do so is to scan the code below.



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