Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 SESLHD SESLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 52 50
Overtime 56 53
Leave 71 71
Behaviour 50 51
Sick leave 53 51
Facilities 67 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?

St George Hospital – NO CHANGE

In 2021, St George Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.
In 2020, St George Hospital received a ‘B’ overall.

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District – WORSE

In 2021, South Eastern Sydney LHD received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, South Eastern Sydney LHD received a ‘B’ overall.

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 82% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

91% 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?

“Supportive medical workforce staff and DPET, fair and manageable rostering, encourages us to claim overtime.”

“Collaborative friendly culture. Staff dedicated to serving diverse community.”

“The team culture and strong values in high quality patient care.”

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

” Access to break room that wasn’t a 10min trek across hospital, limiting use, with often poorly maintained facilities.”

“Pay slips that make sense – especially the overtime component.”

“Increased staffing on overtime/weekend shifts to avoid errors due to competing clinical demands, e.g. floating junior.”

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, 41% 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?

28% 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?

St George 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 - 15%
  • Rarely - 28%
  • Sometimes - 15%
  • Usually - 25%
  • Always - 7%
  • Not applicable - 10%

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

  • Concern of others workload - 72%
  • Concern of patient safety - 15%
  • No cover available - 38%
  • Workplace culture - 28%

Detailed information for this hospital

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