Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 62% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

71% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was more than the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

5% worked 0 hours
25% worked 1-5 hours
36% worked 6-10 hours
10% worked 11-15 hours
15% worked 16-20 hours
4% worked 21-25 hours
5% 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, 44% of participants reported that they had made a fatigue-induced error, which was 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?

41% 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 Prince Alfred Hospital scored above 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?

“Weekends and after hour shifts on medical terms are very well supported, especially with clinical reviews (registrars come to all clinical reviews). Teaching is valued and often protected. “

“The doctor-to-doctor culture is so nice. When I make a consult, most of the time, the person on the other end is genuinely interested in trying to help. The terms I’ve been on have been incredibly well staffed. You definitely do a good amount of work, including overtime, but I feel valued by my coworkers. There is a lot of peer support and verbal encouragement/feedback from seniors. My previous hospital didn’t have the ICU Assist as a call, and this helps with anxiety on after hours shifts so much. It has been so helpful on surg terms (where your regs are often stuck in theatre) to get feedback from senior staff on management of complex patients. I do think that having this has helped prevent or anticipate and prepare for Arrest calls. The rostering system is pretty great. It depends on the term, but you tender to approx 5-7 weekday after hours shift and 2-3 weekend shifts per term. A lot of terms have internal rostering which I find useful as you get to care for a majority of patients that you already know. The JMO ultrasound machine is so useful for tricky cannulas. The free food at teaching each week is legit amazing. Very gimmicky but the sparkling water does make me happy.”

“Feel valued as a staff member in my department. Overtime always paid.”

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

“1. Workload is very high, although well staffed, needs more redundancy in the system with COVID absences. 2. Accessing payment for on call payments is extremely onerous and time consuming, and the process is not transparent. I have submitted many forms and have never heard back about whether these are still being processed, rejected or their status. 3. Availability of workspaces, eg. our ATs do not have a dedicated office, and have to rotate through clinic rooms / use common rooms.”

“Meal breaks, clearer wayfinding and signage, nutritious food access afterhours.”

“1 – better IT support and updated computers and printers. 2 – more staff to share the roster. 3 – more tea/ break rooms for doctors.”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 SLHD SLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 52 47
Overtime 75 70
Leave 80 71
Behaviour 78 69
Sick leave 57 54
Facilities 46 39

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

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