The AEAWA recently published a survey to obtain feedback from our membership regarding the introduction of the South West Pilot. As is now ‘typical’, the organisation implemented this trial with no collaboration with the AEAWA committee or the members they represent. Click here to view the results. The Pilot was established due to the findings from a recent Cultural Survey Report that revealed that SJA employees DO NOT feel supported by management. Rather than fixing the identified issues, senior management haven decided to saturate the work force with managers rather than investing in more crews on the road and increasing staffing in the SOC. In a time were morale is at an all-time low, the most heavily managed ambulance service in Australia (ROGS Report, 2018) has gone a step further to increase its micro-management of the fleet. The AEAWA believes this pilot has a direct negative effect on us all and is of severe detriment to the community of Western Australia.
Results so far show that 46 members have completed the survey, 36 of them (78.2%) directly involved with the South West Pilot program. So far the results are not supportive of this pilot, with · 96.3% (n=43) of the surveyed membership are extremely unlikely to support the South West Pilot · 91.3% (n=40) of the surveyed membership are not supportive of the organisation embracing more managers · 87.50% of the surveyed membership (n=38) do not trust the organisation in the development of the South West Pilot · So far 88.8% (n=32) of the members who are directly working in or working alongside the South West Pilot are unsupportive of the introduction. Attached are the results so far. The AEAWA would like to thank the membership for participating in the survey and urge ALL members to complete it so we can send a united message to the Senior Executive that we DO NOT support any initiative that removes our ability to respond appropriately to the community of Western Australia. The full report is located under the ‘Documents’ tab.
The AEAWA Executive