Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 42% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

62% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was more than the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

1% worked 0 hours
26% worked 1-5 hours
32% worked 6-10 hours
11% worked 11-15 hours
7% worked 16-20 hours
9% 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, 57% 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?

51% said they had felt concerned about their health or safety, which was less 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?

Prince of Wales Hospital scored below the NSW average on this domain, although the difference was not statistically significant.

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What doctors at this hospital are saying

What do you value most about your hospital?

“Great teaching and supportive environment.”

“Generally staff work together to ensure patients get the best care available given the circumstances (bed pressure, staffing pressures, resource allocation)”

“Really friendly hospital. Very supportive regs and consultants. Good support from regs on after hour shifts Overtime is payed and you are encouraged to claim.”

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

“Pay doctors for remote appraisals. Facilitate parking for after hours doctors. Improve the rural rotation options as there are not enough for all the junior doctors.”

“Better staff facilities. Better rostering. More even distribution of workload between staff.”

“There are very few spaces for rest and study. The toilets are old and unpleasant and there are often fruit flies there and in the break room. Having additional equipment such as more ultrasound machines (that are less cumbersome and newer models), trolleys in each patient bay for use during procedures, better family meeting rooms and more natural light.”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 SESLHD SESLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 49 52
Overtime 71 73
Leave 67 71
Behaviour 60 67
Sick leave 50 56
Facilities 33 42

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

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