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)
MedicalHigh DependencyPalliative
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: 24The expected number of occupied beds: 4The expected number of occupied beds: 2

Mixed Ward: Surgical/Paediatric Unit

Name of the mixed ward: Surgical/Paediatric 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 Vis 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: 4

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 patients  
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 available. 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 patientsTransitional 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: 5The expected number of occupied beds: 4 

Current as at July 2021.