Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 WNSWLHD WNSWLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 42 46
Overtime 40 49
Leave 50 46
Behaviour 50 55
Sick leave 46 53
Facilities 46 50

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Orange Health Service – WORSE

In 2021, Orange Health Service received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, Orange Health Service received a ‘B’ overall.

Western NSW Local Health District – WORSE

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

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 70% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

70% 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?

“The coffee cart, and my fellow junior doctors.”

“Variety of presentations and ability for general medicine and access to consults who are usually very contactable and friendly.”

“The cohesive team of clinical staff.”

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

“Hire more JMOs, mandatory maximum patient ratios for junior doctors, compulsory lunch breaks XD a half-hour of unpaid work.”

“More staff so that we are not so overworked. More eating options in the hospital. More beds in the hospital so we aren’t bed blocked all the time and therefore it would be less stressful.”

“Lunch breaks be taken, unpaid overtime be paid, more interns and residents hired, with a maximum doctor: patent ratio enforced, particularly on weekend and after hours shifts.”

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, 61% 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?

57% 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?

Orange Health Service 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?

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

Detailed information for this hospital

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