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Safe Patient Care Act

Peninsula Health is required to report the following information under the terms of the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015

  • Peninsula Health Maternity Service has nine birth suites and five assessment rooms available to be occupied.
  • During the period of 1stSeptember 2019-29 February 2020 – we had 1509 birth rooms occupied which equates to approximately nine per day and 1835 presentations to our assessment rooms.
  • During the period of 1stMarch 2020-31st August 2020 – we had 1464 birth rooms occupied which equates to approximately eight per day and 1688 presentations to our assessment rooms.
  • During the period of 1stSeptember 2020 – 28th February 2021 we had 1490 birth rooms occupied which equates to approximately eight to nine per day and 1897 presentations to our assessment rooms.

 

Site

Name of Mixed Ward

Relevant Bed Type

The different ratios that apply to each portion of the mixed ward (i.e 1:3/1:4)

The expected number of occupied beds in each portion during the following six months

Frankston Hospital

5FS

Oncology

Acute Care of Elderly (ACE)

1:4 (AM/PM) plus in charge

1:8 (ND) plus in charge

1:4 (AM/PM) / 1:8 (ND) = 10 beds

1:4 (AM/PM) / 1:8 (ND) = 18 beds

Last updated: 30/7/21