Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 NSLHD NSLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 56 55
Overtime 50 58
Leave 67 69
Behaviour 63 58
Sick leave 56 51
Facilities 55 57

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Northern Beaches Hospital – NO CHANGE

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

Northern Sydney Local Health District – NO CHANGE

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

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 47% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

53% 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?

“Being treated professionally by staff.”

“The response of JMO unit to issues that arise and regular JMO catch up meetings with executive.”

“That overtime claims are paid and that our JMO manager is excellent, both very understanding and supportive.”

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

“All doctors can access on call room via swipe cards if working overnight, JMO society (previous hospitals have these provide morning teas in common room etc), doctors have priority to access medication chart as a lot of time gets wasted when asked to change and you can’t because someone else is logged into chart.”

“Increase staffing levels, clear and legal policy on claiming overtime and leave/ADOs, and fostering a more professional workplace culture.”

“Safer ratios of staff to patients. More allied health staff for holistic care. Culture of having someone cover your role during leave.”

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, 25% 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?

36% 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?

Northern Beaches 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 - 7%
  • Rarely - 18%
  • Sometimes - 32%
  • Usually - 21%
  • Always - 11%
  • Not applicable - 11%

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

  • Concern of others workload - 61%
  • Concern of patient safety - 14%
  • No cover available - 54%
  • Workplace culture - 25%

Detailed information for this hospital

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