Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 55% reported that they felt valued, which was more than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

45% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was less than the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

0% worked 0 hours
10% worked 1-5 hours
20% worked 6-10 hours
0% worked 11-15 hours
40% worked 16-20 hours
10% worked 21-25 hours
20% 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, 60% 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?

90% 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?

Shoalhaven District memorial Hospital scored below the NSW average on this domain, although the difference was not statistically significant.

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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?

“I value being part of teams, being known by staff throughout the hospital, and knowing them as well, cooperating between disciplines/wards.”

“Doctors willing to help each other when workload for individuals was unmanageable. Willing to pay overtime.”

“Car parking.”

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

“- Childcare facilities, available at short notice to decrease need to take FACS leave. – Food other than vending machines available for more hours each day. – More beds (and associated staff) to meet the needs of the population served, as bedblock is increasingly common rather than exceptional.”

“1. Understaffing- rostered on one 15 hour shift weekly plus every second weekend plus 4 sets of 7 nights. Between 1-3 hours of unrostered overtime each day. 2. Patient load- completely unsafe. Regularly 30+ patients per team with one registrar and one JMO only. 3. No access to psychiatry – impossible to have patients seen by psychiatrist (run through videolink at Shellharbour).”

“1. Poor work culture. 2. Unsupportive executive staff. 3. Staff shortages.”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 ISLHD ISLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 33 44
Overtime 72 76
Leave 61 71
Behaviour 51 72
Sick leave 45 57
Facilities 33 39

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

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Gender breakdown