Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 44% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

64% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was more than the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

8% work 0 hours
20% worked 1-5 hours
20% worked 6-10 hours
15% worked 11-15 hours
16% worked 16-20 hours
6% worked 21-25 hours
15% 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, 52% 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?

54% 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?

Royal North Shore 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?

“Excellent training and learning opportunities in a supported environment.”

“The patient variety that is facilitated by the high caseload and thus the expertise to learn from. It is a very nice place physically – clean, nothing looks/feels old.”

“Work culture, friendliness of staff, consideration of safe work hours.”

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

“1. Access to tea room / private space to eat lunch (not at computer desk) 2. Better coverage of sick leave 3. Better communication.”

“1. Rostering – Covid has screwed things up but the number of changes to the roster and unfair (term 1 interns working nights) or understaffed shifts is noticeable. 2. Leave allocation – I wish we were able to split our annual leave up like other hospitals instead of being forced to take it in a four week block. 3. Another night JMO, when the hospital is busy the night shift can become very unmanageable very quickly.”

“More support outside of work e.g focus on wellbeing, socials, mental health support.”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 NSLHD NSLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 47 47
Overtime 76 75
Leave 66 65
Behaviour 74 69
Sick leave 53 54
Facilities 45 45

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

Number of respondents
Gender breakdown