Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 MNCLHD MNCLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 49 49
Overtime 70 71
Leave 67 60
Behaviour 69 62
Sick leave 61 55
Facilities 37 47

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Port Macquarie Base Hospital – NO CHANGE

In 2021, Port Macquarie Base Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.
In 2020, Port Macquarie Base Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.

Mid North Coast Local Health District – BETTER

In 2021, Mid North Coast LHD received a ‘B’ overall.
In 2020, Mid North Coast LHD received a ‘C’ overall.

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 73% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

80% 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?

“Free parking.”

“Culture among interns/RMOs/Registrars of being kind and helping each other.”

“It’s close proximity to the beach.”

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

“Reduce the excessive rostered overtime and on call. Be more flexible in facilitating requested leave and be more helpful in facilitating study time before exams.”

“More after hours JMO and med reg cover! Very high workloads for the evening JMO and med reg currently.”

“Double the inpatient bed capacity. This would take the number of beds from entirely inadequate to barely sufficient.”

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, 33% 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?

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?

Port Macquarie 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?

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

Detailed information for this hospital

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