Safe Patient Care Act

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) complies with the Safe Patient Care Act in rostering to meet the Nurse and Midwife to Patient ratios within all our departments. Information in relation to a mixed ward and the number of our birthing suites are listed below. Please note, not all Departments within WGHG are mixed wards.

Mixed Ward: Medical Unit

Name of the mixed ward:

Medical Unit

 

The total number of occupied beds:

30

 

The different ratios that apply in the Medical Unit. (1 x Incharge Nurse to cover whole Unit for Morning and Afternoon Shift)

Medical

High Dependency 

Pallative

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) 

1 Nurse to 5 patients

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 2 patients

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 4 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30  pm)

1 Nurse to 6 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 2 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 5 patients

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am) 

1 Nurse to 10 patients 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am)

1 Nurse to 2 patients 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am)

1 Nurse to 8 patients 

The expected number of occupied beds: 24

The expected number of occupied beds: 4

The expected number of occupied beds: 2

Mixed Ward: Surgical/Paediatric Unit

Name of the mixed ward:

Surgical/Peadiatric Unit

 

The total number of occupied beds:

24

 

The different ratios that apply in the Surgical/Paediatric Unit. (1 x Incharge Nurse to cover whole Unit for Morning and Afternoon Shift)

Surgical

Paediatric

Hi Acuity Beds

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) 

1 Nurse to 5 patients

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) 

1 Nurse to 4 patients

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 2 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30  pm) 

1 Nurse to 6 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 5 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 2 patients

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am) 

1 Nurse to 10 patients 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am) 

1 Nurse to 6 patients 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am) 

1 Nurse to 2 patients 

The expected number of occupied beds: 16

The expected number of occupied beds: 6

The expected number of occupied beds: 2

Ward: Maternity Unit

Ward Name:Maternity Unit 
Number of Occupied Birthing Suites:5 

Mixed Ward: Maternity Unit

Name of the mixed ward:

Maternity Unit

 

The total number of occupied beds:

10

 

The different ratios that apply in the Maternity Unit. (1 x Incharge Nurse to cover whole Unit for Morning and Afternoon Shift)

Gynaecology patients

Antenatal/Postnatal

 

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 5 patients

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 4 patients

 

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30  pm)

1 Nurse to 6 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30 pm) 

1 Nurse to 4 patients

 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am) 

1 Nurse to 10 patients 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am)  

1 Nurse to 6 patients 

 

The expected number of occupied beds: when beds avaialble. Average 2 x patients per week.

The expected number of occupied beds: 10

 

Mixed Ward: Sub Acute

Name of the mixed ward:

Sub Acute

 

The total number of occupied beds:

9

 

The different ratios that apply in the Sub Acute Unit. (1 x Incharge Nurse to cover whole Unit for Morning and Afternoon Shift)

GEM patients

Transitional Care 

 

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) 

1 Nurse to 5 patients

Morning Shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) 

1 Nurse to 7 patients

 

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30  pm) 

1 Nurse to 6 patients

Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm – 9:30 pm)

1 Nurse to 8 patients

 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am)    

1 Nurse to 10 patients 

Night Shift (9:00 pm – 7:30 am)

1 Nurse to 15 patients 

 

The expected number of occupied beds: 5

The expected number of occupied beds: 4

 

Current as at April 2022.