Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 HNELHD HNELHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 64 54
Overtime 64 61
Leave 84 64
Behaviour 55 46
Sick leave 67 54
Facilities 59 55

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How do the 2021 results compare to last year?

Belmont Hospital – NO CHANGE

In 2021, Belmont Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.
In 2020, Belmont Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.

Hunter New England Local Health District – BETTER

In 2021, Hunter New England LHD received a ‘B’ overall.
In 2020, Hunter New England LHD received a ‘C’ overall.

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 82% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

82% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was more than the NSW average of 75%.

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What doctors at this hospital are saying

What do you value most about your hospital?

“The professionalism of each member and the culture for excellence.”

“Some of the staff and colleagues are very nice to work with and support each other.”

“Camaraderie of overworked interns.”

If you could change three things at your hospital what would they be?

“Pay overtime or increase staff per shift so that one can leave on time; ensure senior colleagues implement respectful communication and are held accountable for bullying/harassment/discrimination; actual time for education (most of the time can’t leave ward), possibly schedule education later in the day to ensure it is definitely after ward rounds.”

“Increase staffing to include two evening JMOs; change backup rostering; and increase nursing education.”

“1. Free staff parking 2. HRMOA currently not providing regular refreshments in the pantry – would be great if they could. 3. Allocate at least two JMO/RMO after-hours.”

Fatigue, Clinical Error and Personal Safety

Have you made a fatigue-induced clinical error caused by your hours of work at your hospital?

In total, 27% of participants reported that they had made a fatigue-induced error, which was less than the NSW average of 38%.

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Have you ever been concerned about your personal health or safety caused by excessive hours worked at your hospital?

20% said they had felt concerned about their health or safety, which was less than the NSW average of 47%.

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Sick Leave

We asked:

  • If you are unwell, how often do you take sick leave at your hospital?
  • What stops you from taking sick leave if you are unwell?

Belmont Hospital scored above the NSW average on this domain, although the difference was not statistically significant.

How often do you take sick leave at your hospital?

What stops you from taking sick leave if you are unwell?

Detailed information for this hospital

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