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Nurse/Midwife Patient Ratios at GSHS

updated on 26th August 2021

GSHS provides services to our community in a variety of different inpatient and residential settings.

 

Koorooman House

Koorooman House is a 36 bed High Level Residential Aged Care Nursing Home located at Leongatha Hospital.  

In compliance with the Safe Patient Care Amendment Act 2019 Nurses are rostered according to the following ratios under a level 4 hospital:

  • AM: 1- 7

  • PM 1- 8

  • ND 1-15

 

Korumburra Hospital

Multi Function Ward/Alchera is a 35 bed mixed ward located at Korumburra Hospital. 

The ward is broken down to the following:

  • Multi Function Ward has 15 beds that consists of acute and palliative care.

  • Alchera is a 20 bed High Level Residential Aged Care Nursing Home.

 

In compliance with the Safe Patient Care Amendment Act 2019 Nurses are rostered in the Multifunction Ward and Alchera according to the following ratios under a level 4 hospital:

Acute
Palliative Care
Aged Care
AM 7am- 3:30pm 1 nurse – 6 patients + nurse in charge
AM 7am – 3:30pm 1 nurse – 4 patients + nurse in charge
AM 7am – 3:30pm 1 nurse – 7 residents + nurse in charge
PM 1.30pm – 10pm 1 nurse – 7 patients = nurse in charge
PM 1:30pm – 10pm 1 nurse – 4 patients + nurse in charge
PM 1:30 pm– 10pm 1 nurse – 8 residents = nurse in charge
ND 9pm- 7:30am 1 nurse – 10 patients
ND 9pm – 7:30am 1 nurse – 6 patients
ND 1 nurse – 15 residents
The expected number of occupied acute beds is 13
The expected number of occupied palliative beds is 2
The expected number of occupied residential beds is 20

Leongatha Hospital

General Ward is a 21 bed mixed ward that is based at Leongatha Hospital.

The ward consists of 4 Maternity Services beds, and 7 medical, 8 surgical and 2 palliative care beds to total up to 21.

In compliance with the Safe Patient Care Amendment Act 2019 Nurses are rostered according to the following ratios under a level 4 hospital:

Medical
Surgical
Palliative Care
Maternity Services-Antenatal & Postnatal
Maternity - Birthing Suite
AM 7am – 3:30pm 1 nurse – 6 patients + nurse in charge
AM 7am – 3:30pm 1 nurse to 6 patients + nurse in charge
AM 7am – 3:30pm 1 nurse – 4 patients + nurse in charge
AM 7am – 3:30pm 1 midwife to 4 patients + nurse in charge
1-1 for all labour & births at all times
PM 1pm – 9:30pm 1 nurse – 7 patients + nurse in charge
PM 1pm – 9:30pm 1 nurse – 7 patients + nurse in charge
PM 1pm – 9:30pm 1 nurse – 4 patients + nurse in charge
PM 1pm – 9:30pm 1 midwife – 4 patients + nurse in charge
1-1 for all labour & births at all times
ND 9pm – 7:30am 1 nurse - 10 patients
ND 9pm – 7:30am 1 nurse - 10 patients
ND 9pm – 7:30am 1 nurse – 6 patients
ND 9pm – 7:30am 1 midwife – 6 patients
1-1 for all labour & births at all times
The expected number of occupied medical beds is 7
The expected number of surgical beds is 8
The expected number of occupied palliative care beds is 2
The expected number of antenatal/postnatal beds is 3
The expected number of birthing suites is 1

As of August 28th 2021, based on occupancy for the next 6 months from August 2021 the expected occupancy for Korumburra Hospital is 53% and for Leongatha Hospital it is 53%.

Aged Care occupancy for the same period is 96.68%.