Queensland Changes the Goalposts – Again.

*Note from Dr. Rima:

It used to be that so-called “Herd Immunity” (and unproven and outdated theory relied on by officials to coerce widespread vaccine compliance” was achieved when 65% of the population was vaccinated. Then we needed a totally arbitrary 75%, the 80%, then 92%, then 95% and then we could only have Herd Immunity when the entire herd was jabbed.

But the officials in Queensland, Australia are going that one better.

With tiny rates of unjabbed workers, the hospital services in that province are being reduced to harm the public and coerce the workers.
Scroll down and examine the rates of un COVID-jabbed workers. IF Herd Immunity at ay rater were a real factor (not even considering natural immunity, which is what UNVAXXED people develop to protect them, and if this campaign were actually about health, none of this could possibly be happening.
But it is, because not enough are telling our officials, elected, appointed, hired and behind-the-scenes, “Don’t You Dare!”

Beds and medical services cut as Queensland hospital workers defy COVID-19 vaccination mandate

By Janelle Miles
Posted 
More than 8 per cent of Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) workers have failed to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, forcing cuts to surgical, medical and mental health beds.
Queensland Health data obtained by the ABC shows that, of the 4,620 employees who work for the service — which runs Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela and Emerald hospitals — 385 workers have provided no evidence of having two COVID-19 vaccine shots and are not on leave.

About 136 of them have requested an exemption from the mandate but Queensland Health director-general John Wakefield has made it clear anyone who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to work in a public health facility.

An email from the CQHHS Rockhampton business unit executive director Kerrie-Anne Frakes to staff said the mandate would have a “temporary operational impact to ensure that we are able to safely maintain inpatient services”.

“There has been a great deal of work done by our team leaders, managers and directors this past week to ensure safe service continuity,” the email said.

“We don’t, however, believe that these changes will impact the level of care to be provided to our community nor impact the safety of our staff,” she said.

Less than 4pc of staff statewide failed to comply

Of the 108,000-strong Queensland Hospital and Health Services workforce, 3,830 — or 3.54 per cent — have provided no evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination and are not on leave.

Workers who are on leave do not need to become compliant with the vaccination mandate until they are due to return to work.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said this week about 4,000 Queensland Health workers who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 would be sent show-cause notices and be suspended on full pay.

South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS) — which takes in the Roma, St George, Cunnamulla and Charleville hospitals — has the highest percentage of non-complying employees, with 10.78 per cent of the workforce, or 110 employees, out of a total of 1,020.

Other Hospital and Health Services with high rates of workers not vaccinated against COVID-19 include Central West (6.2 per cent), Sunshine Coast (5.33 per cent), Mackay (5.07 per cent), Wide Bay (4.42 per cent) and Gold Coast (4.07 per cent).

In terms of sheer numbers, 561 employees at the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) — which includes the Royal Brisbane and Women’s, The Prince Charles, Redcliffe, Caboolture and Kilcoy hospitals — have failed to comply with the health directive, which equates to 2.45 per cent of the workforce.

The proportion of employees at the Metro South Hospital and Health Service who have failed to comply is slightly higher, at 2.56 per cent (459 workers).

On the Gold Coast, 488 workers have provided no evidence of COVID-19 vaccination and are not currently on leave.

Unvaccinated health staff suspended with pay for one week

Deputy Chief Health Officer Peter Aitken said Queensland Health was in the process of contacting unvaccinated health staff.

“All those staff are in the process of being contacted and some of those are in the exemption process and are getting worked through,” he said.

He said workers who put in exemption requests and had not been contacted yet would receive full pay for this week.

“After that, the process will continue and it will be individually based, depending on their circumstances,” Dr Aitken said.

But, he warned, this arrangement was for one week only.

“It is only for a week so I would encourage them to follow up,” Dr Aitken said.

Total employees

Unvaccinated staff not on leave

Percentage of staff

Total Queensland Health

114,069

4,226

All Hospital and Health Services (HHS)

108,122

3,830

3.54%

Cairns and Hinterland HHS

7,142

219

3.06%

Central Queensland HHS

4,620

385

8.33%

Central West HHS

462

29

6.28%

Children’s Health Queensland

5,278

102

1.93%

Darling Downs HHS

6,586

222

3.37%

Gold Coast HHS

11,984

488

4.07%

Mackay HHS

3,351

170

5.07%

Metro North HHS

22,826

561

2.46%

Metro South HHS

17,947

459

2.56%

North West HHS

884

35

3.96%

South West HHS

1,020

110

10.78%

Sunshine Coast HHS

8,702

464

5.33%

Torres and Cape HHS

1,255

47

3.74%

Townsville HHS

7,042

169

2.4%

West Moreton HHS

4,998

170

3.4%

Wide Bay HHS

4,596

203

4.42%

Key points:

  • Almost 4,000 health workers in the state’s public hospitals have provided no evidence of vaccination against COVID-19
  • Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says those employees will be sent show-cause notices and be suspended on full pay
  • South West Health and Hospital Service has the highest proportion of its workforce in this category, with 10.78 per cent failing to confirm their vaccination

Source:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-02/qld-coronavirus-covid19-health-staff-vaccine-mandate/100588708?msclkid=26ebfbb9ce4f11ec8672e785aaec51f9

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