Key findings for this hospital

How does this hospital compare to NSW?

Do you feel valued?

Overall, 37% reported that they felt valued, which was less than the NSW average of 46%.

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Would you recommend your hospital?

54% reported that they would recommend the hospital, which was on par with the NSW average of 54%.

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Unrostered overtime worked

3% worked 0 hours
17% worked 1-5 hours
38% worked 6-10 hours
19% worked 11-15 hours
12% worked 16-20 hours
2% worked 21-25 hours
9% 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, 48% 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?

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?

Westmead Hospital scored below the NSW average on this domain, and this 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 support I have received from other medical and nursing staff. Everyone has been happy to help without judgement and keen to teach.”

“Helping disadvantaged patients with no other access to healthcare.”

“Being major trauma hospital, seeing main trauma is valuable.”

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

“More staffing, more staffing, more staffing (specifically nursing and after hours medical).”

“Please remove parking practices where one can accidentally still be charged $20 for one day if parking rather than $5 base rate. Better staffing (difficult during COVID but my registrar must often cover 2 – 3 teams these past few weeks)…”

“The administration and culture of bullying from admin the lack of concern for unaccredited registrars.”

Domain scores

Domain  2022 2022 – Score out of 100 WSLHD WSLHD – Score out of 100
Rostering 46 43
Overtime 78 77
Leave 68 66
Behaviour 72 69
Sick leave 55 55
Facilities 46 43

All scores are out of a possible total of 100.

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