Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 WSLHD WSLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 47 43
Overtime 59 61
Leave 63 60
Behaviour 48 49
Sick leave 47 44
Facilities 46 52

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Blacktown Hospital – BETTER

In 2021, Blacktown & Mt Druitt Hospital received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, Blacktown & Mt Druitt Hospital received a ‘D’ overall.

Western Sydney Local Health District – NO CHANGE

In 2021, Western Sydney LHD received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, Western Sydney LHD received a ‘C’ overall.

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 52% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

56% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was less 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?

“I believe overall the staff are friendly. Consultants I have worked with have been very approachable. Overall most of the nursing staff have been very friendly, including allied health.”

“Supportive team of doctors and nurses especially for newly employed doctors like me.”

“It is an expanding service in an area of need.”

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

“Better staffing; create a culture and sense of pride; and more formal teaching.”

“1. NSW Health needs to allocate more junior doctors to this hospital so that wards are better staffed. This hospital serves an area with a rapidly expanding population. It is very busy. There is no weekend JMO to help the consultant, and so the afterhours JMO has to do a lot of work for them. 2. Medical workforce needs to have both an increased number of staff and more experienced staff, so that they can better help with rostering and other issues. 3. Teaching time could be actually protected if there were more staff to cover the workload – unfortunately, I rarely went to teaching when on some rotations due to a high workload.”

“Increase staffing, more understanding and supportive of JMO mental health and wellbeing, boost morale, allow access to mental health leave, mentorship, regular teaching and investment into your junior staff.”

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, 41% of participants reported that they had made a fatigue-induced error, which was more 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?

65% said they had felt concerned about their health or safety, which was more 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?

Blacktown & Mt Druitt Hospital scored below the NSW average on this domain, although the difference was not statistically significant.

How often do you take sick leave at your hospital?

  • Never - 18%
  • Rarely - 24%
  • Sometimes - 24%
  • Usually - 18%
  • Always - 10%
  • Not applicable - 6%

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

  • Concern of others workload - 72%
  • Concern of patient safety - 22%
  • No cover available - 47%
  • Workplace culture - 37%

Detailed information for this hospital

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