Tribunal rules for increased security due to faulty duress alarm  

12 September 2019

At the SA Employment Tribunal this week, it was determined that the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) will appoint additional security guards in Ward 2G at the Royal Adelaide Hospital until it can repair or replace the long-malfunctioning duress alarm.  

The contingency plans that were successfully negotiated at the Tribunal include the addition of two restraint guards in the acute unit and one roaming guard between the acute and short stay units. 
Both parties recognised and agreed the guards will remain until the issues with the duress  system have been successfully resolved. 

Weekly meetings will start early next week between CALHN management, nurses and ANMF (SA Branch) representatives to discuss contingency plans; staff feedback on issues; and updates on the duress system review process and assessment findings.