Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 HNELHD HNELHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 63 54
Overtime 53 61
Leave 65 64
Behaviour 44 46
Sick leave 53 54
Facilities 45 55

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?


John Hunter Children’s Hospital – NO CHANGE

In 2021, John Hunter Children’s Hospital received a ‘C’ overall.
This is the first year HHC has reported on John Hunter Children’s Hospital.
 


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, 75% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

75% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was on par with the NSW average of 75%.

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What doctors at this hospital are saying

What do you value most about your hospital?

“Inclusive, supportive, high standards of care and professionalism.”

“Everyone works for the good of the patients, even with limited staffing and reduced morale.”

“I think they try hard to accommodate trainee needs. I feel valued here.”

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

“Sick leave cover; access to study leave; options for part time aside from 0.5 (I’m aware that access to part time work in itself is a win).”

“More registrars; better roster taking into account requests for ADOs; leave and lifestyle rostering (not being on permanent nights).”

“Less bullying/more transparent investigation; improved staffing – medical and nursing; and somewhere to rest when on call and unable to leave the unit.”

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, 40% 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?

47% said they had felt concerned about their health or safety, which was on par with 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?

John Hunter Children’s 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 - 7%
  • Rarely - 20%
  • Sometimes - 33%
  • Usually - 40%
  • Always - 0%
  • Not applicable - 0%

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

  • Concern of others workload - 73%
  • Concern of patient safety - 0%
  • No cover available - 60%
  • Workplace culture - 27%

Detailed information for this hospital

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