Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 38% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

22% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was less than the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

3% worked 0 hours
23% worked 1-5 hours
20% worked 6-10 hours
13% worked 11-15 hours
16% worked 16-20 hours
6% worked 21-25 hours
19% worked 26+ hours

Unrostered overtime claimed

Claimed 0%

Claimed 10% to 30%

Claimed 40% to 60%

Claimed 70% to 90%

Claimed 100%

Unrostered overtime paid

0% Paid

10% to 30% Paid

40% to 60% Paid

70% to 90% Paid

100% Paid

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, 55% of participants reported that they had made a fatigue-induced error, which was more than the NSW average of 46%.

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Have you ever been concerned about your personal health or safety caused by excessive hours worked at your hospital?

71% said they had felt concerned about their health or safety, which was more than the NSW average of 56%.

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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?

Blacktown & Mt Druitt 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?

What doctors at this hospital are saying

What do you value most about your hospital?

“The other doctors are mostly supportive of the junior staff.”

“Effort to hold teaching sessions weekly.”

“Clinical and leadership opportunities. Growing area of need in healthcare and being able to be part of the change to improve healthcare in this area and population.”

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

“1. Medical workforce unit support and care for JMO wellbeing – including no over-rostering, paying overtime, not allowing commencement of a PGY1 on nights and a relief term and having more senior support and help to prevent burnout and allow time for study for the JMOs. 2. Enabling planned personal or mental health leave more readily. 3. More teaching opportunities, particularly for specialty pathways i.e. surgery, anaesthetics, critical care.”

“Medical workforce rostering. Sick on call shifts notification too late. Shift swap and locum availability.”

“Better ED department. Access to CT perfusion. More doctors to allow for ADOs and acceptable work hours”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 WSLHD WSLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 40 43
Overtime 75 77
Leave 64 66
Behaviour 67 69
Sick leave 54 55
Facilities 40 43

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Number of respondents
Gender breakdown