Rumoured job cuts at Healthscope

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ANMF (Vic Branch) is extremely concerned by media reports today that mass redundancies will hit multiple Healthscope hospitals in Victoria.

It was reported on ABC Radio that 25 nurses are at risk of losing their jobs as part of restructuring at Melbourne Private Hospital in Parkville. Other hospitals named include John Fawkner Hospital in Coburg and Cotham Private Hospital in Kew.

ANMF (Vic Branch) Assistant Secretary Paul Gilbert says he is concerned that Healthscope is trying to avoid making a full announcement regarding planned staff cuts and workplace changes.

“Nurses and midwives should not be finding out on the radio that their jobs are at risk – this creates a working environment of fear and distrust and significantly impacts on employees' quality of life,” Mr Gilbert said.

“Healthscope has an obligation to inform their employees and the ANMF about any proposed staffing and workplace changes and not drip feed this information in bits and pieces.”

ANMF is awaiting a response to its urgent request today for more information on this matter and one which explains the full scope of Healthscope’s plans.

ANMF represents almost 3000 nurses, midwives and carers at Victorian Healthscope sites.

Healthscope in Victoria operates the following hospitals:

Geelong Clinic, St Albans Park

Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna

Geelong Private Hospital, Geelong

Victorian Rehabilitation Centre, Glen Waverley

Melbourne Clinic Private Hospital, Richmond

Frankston Private Hospital, Frankston

Melbourne Private Hospital, Parkville

Holmesglen Private Hospital, Moorabbin

Dorset Rehabilitation Centre, Pascoe Vale

La Trobe Private Hospital, Bundoora

John Fawkner Hospital, Coburg

North Eastern Rehab Centre, Ivanhoe

Ringwood Private Hospital, Ringwood East

Northpark Private Hospital, Bundoora

Bellbird Private Hospital, Blackburn

Peninsula Oncology Centre, Frankston

Cotham Private Hospital, Kew

Como Private Hospital, West Parkdale

 Victoria Clinic Private Hospital, Prahran


The Branch will provide an update once Healthscope responds to its concerns.


Media inquiries: Samantha Sonogan - / 0405 143 258

  • Victoria Clinic Private Hospital, Prahran