Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 NNSWLHD NNSWLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 58 52
Overtime 54 54
Leave 49 68
Behaviour 59 55
Sick leave 54 56
Facilities 51 46

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Lismore Base Hospital – WORSE

In 2021, Lismore Base Hospital received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, Lismore Base Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.

Northern NSW Local Health District – NO CHANGE

In 2021, Northern NSW LHD received a ‘B’ overall.
In 2020, Northern NSW LHD received a ‘B’ overall.

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 81% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

88% 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?

“It manages to attract very kind staff, doctors, nurses etc, and has built a great culture given how resource-poor it is.”

“The relationships and dynamics between JMOs and consultants. We are very well supported by the vast majority of senior doctors.”

“The support from the other junior and senior doctors in most specialties. The hospital has newly renovated facilities in some areas. The willingness of most doctors to teach. Everyone gets to know each other as its a smaller hospital thus easier to call and ask people for consults, etc.”

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

“Address the culture of surgical excessive workload and significant negative wellbeing impact on junior staff.”

“Access to leave and flexible work hours for junior staff. Flexibility to refuse rostered overtime on weekends.”

“1. Every department just seems to be short staffed – not enough residents, reg’s, allied health, blood takers, wardsman. You’re constantly chasing your tail to get even benign things done. 2. The surgical term – it’s the stand out problem child of the intern year. The workload is wildly inconsistent week to week and between the teams. 3. Having leave and ADO’s set at the start of the term (or year for annual leave). It’s important to know when you have time off, to have that to look forward to when things get tough.”

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, 28% 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?

24% 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?

Lismore Base 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?

  • Never - 8%
  • Rarely - 40%
  • Sometimes - 20%
  • Usually - 24%
  • Always - 0%
  • Not applicable - 8%

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

  • Concern of others workload - 64%
  • Concern of patient safety - 8%
  • No cover available - 76%
  • Workplace culture - 8%

Detailed information for this hospital

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