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.

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 Palliative
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
 
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 Name: Maternity Unit  
Number of Occupied Birthing Suites: 4  
 
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  
 

Current as at February 2020.