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Safe Patient Care

Barwon Health provides the following to meet our reporting obligations under the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015.

Reporting period

For the period 1 March 2022 – 31 August 2022

Birthing suites

Occupied birth suites - 8

Nomination of mixed wards

New ratios to commence 1 March 2022

University Hospital Geelong

BAX6

Occupied beds = 28

Ratios required for specialties:


  
  

AM
  

PM
  

ND
  

ANUM
  

  1
  

  1
  

  1
  

Haematology
  

  1:3
  

  1:3
  

  1:5
  

Oncology
  

  1:4
  

  1:4
  

  1:8
  


Staffing baseline*


  
  

Expected bed
occupancy**

AMPMND

ANUM
  

  
1 1 1

Haematology
  
14 10 10 5

Oncology
  
14


ANU

Occupied beds = 18

Ratios required for specialties:


  
  

AM
  

PM
  

ND
  

ANUM
  

  1
  

  1
  

  1
  

Acute Stroke
  

  1:3
  

  1:3
  

  1:3
  

Non-acute Stroke/Neurology
  

  1:4
  

  1:4
  

  1:8
  


Staffing baseline*


  
  

Expected bed
occupancy**

AMPMND

ANUM
  

  
1 1 1

Acute Stroke
  
3 5 5 3

Non-acute Stroke/Neurology
  
15

  

McKellar Rehabilitation Centre

North Wing

Occupied beds = 27

Ratios required for specialties:


  
  

AM
  

PM
  

ND
  

  ANUM
  

  1
  

  1
  

  1
  

  Palliative Care
  

  1:4
  

  1:4
  

  1:6
  

  Stroke/Neuro Rehab
  

  1:5
  

  1:5
  

  1:10
  


Staffing baseline*


  
  

Expected bed
occupancy**

AMPMND

ANUM
  

  
1 1 1

Palliative Care
  
12 6 6 4


Stroke/Neuro Rehab

15

 
*calculated by dividing the average occupancy per day to the prescribed ratio for each specialty then rounding up as stipulated in the act.

**calculated based on the average occupancy per specialty per day.

 

 

Last Modified: Monday, 28 February 2022