Domain scores
Domain  2021 2021 – Score out of 100 ISLHD ISLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 42 42
Overtime 54 54
Leave 70 70
Behaviour 52 52
Sick leave 48 48
Facilities 48 48

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Key findings for this hospital

How does the 2021 results compare to last year?

Wollongong Hospital – NO CHANGE

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

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District – NO CHANGE

In 2021, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD received a ‘C’ overall.
In 2020, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD received a ‘C’ overall.

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 51% reported that they felt valued, which was less 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 lifestyle of the region, the collegiality and support from consultant to intern and paid overtime.”

“The quality of learning and supportive of the JMO unit.”

“Sense of broader community (non medical), diversity of clinical practice and local lifestyle.”

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

“Management of junior doctors, poor executive decisions that affect patients and staff to meet budget targets, better quality PPE.”

“More flexibility with swapping shifts, less rostered overtime and changing of rosters mid way through term, and paid sick leave in first three months employment.”

“Employ more residents, reduce amount of rostered overtime, more understanding/pastoral care from JMO unit.”

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, 43% 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?

58% 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?

Wollongong Hospital 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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