Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 47% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

53% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was less than the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

7% worked 0 hours
29% worked 1-5 hours
4% worked 6-10 hours
18% worked 11-15 hours
14% worked 16-20 hours
14% worked 21-25 hours
14% 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, 46% of participants reported that they had made a fatigue-induced error, which was no more or no less 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?

61% 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?

Port Macquarie Base 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 teamwork attitude, everyone working together and helping out. All the JMOs and registrars work together really well.”

“Parking is very easy.”

“The community vibe at the hospital. You are very much not ‘just another intern’ and are very much part of the team. As soon as you show interest in an area the whole team, not just exclusive to doctors, gets you involved and supports you working towards your goals.”

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

“1. Patient to doctor ratio on gen med teams. 2. Cover for ADOs/leave. 3. JMO unit – poor rostering.”

“Pagers instead of work phones. Better communication between nurses and doctors. More staff to cover for when people are off sick – including ADO cover.”

“Payrole mistakes – its not that they wont pay OT its the constant mistakes. Terrible cafeteria that closes to early. More staff/less rostered and unrostered overtime.”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 MNCLHD MNCLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 44 41
Overtime 82 85
Leave 69 69
Behaviour 75 77
Sick leave 52 54
Facilities 42 38

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

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