AHRI Workplace Relations Award

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC) in conjunction with Victorian Government entered into a Private Partnership Agreement (PPP) to build and relocate cancer care, treatment and research. PMCC was required to review workforce models and practice associated with this change, manage associated industrial risks and minimise any instances of redundancy.

PMCC developed and implemented a comprehensive change program in collaboration with working groups including partner organisations, government and unions. This approach ensured a unified and consistent approach without major industrial action or significant loss of jobs through redundancy whilst maintaining and enhancing culture.

The initiative encompassed relocation of a specialty hospital and research facility, implementation of a clinical operating model, integrating services with other hospitals. The measures meant no formal industrial action or grievances lodged at Fair Work, and all exiting staff were managed through redeployment or voluntary redundancy. Post move patient throughput increased 50 per cent, with an unprecedented response rate to the engagement survey with improved engagement score.

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