Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 WSLHD WSLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 40 43
Overtime 62 61
Leave 58 60
Behaviour 50 49
Sick leave 42 44
Facilities 58 52

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Westmead Hospital – NO CHANGE

In 2021, Westmead Hospital received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, Westmead Hospital received a ‘C’ overall.

Western Sydney Local Health District – NO CHANGE

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

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 52% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 63%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

66% 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?

“Wonderful staff, very supportive of junior trainees. Great education sessions.”

“Doctors work well together as a team generally, particularly juniors. Good colleagues make everything better.”

“Training opportunities, a wide range of pathologies & excellent consultant teaching.”

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

“The amount of workload, upgraded JMO common room, and further strategies to protect teaching time e.g., diversion of pagers.”

“More flexibility available to rostering staff to facilitate parental leave for interns (e.g. offering rotations that need to be covered to interns from other networks).”

“Need more workforce, accessible healthy food for after hours and night shifts, and free parking.”

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, 47% 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?

Westmead Hospital scored below the NSW average on this domain, and this difference was 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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